League City Names New City Manager

unnamedThe League City Council has named Mark Rohr of Joplin, Mo., city manager.

The decision comes after three months of work with search firm Strategic Government Resources. SGR and the City Council conducted interviews with the top four candidates and announced their decision to hire Rohr after an executive session at the Tuesday night Council meeting. Council then directed the city staff to negotiate an employment contract and bring it back for a vote at the next Council meeting.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mark to League City.  His track record of leadership and his vast municipal experience will compliment our city staff’s expertise and Council’s vision for the city,” Mayor Tim Paulisssen said.

Rohr has 31 years of local government experience and served as city manager for Joplin, Mo., from 2004 until 2014.  He previously held city manager positions for the cities of Piqua, Ohio; Punta Gorda, Fla.; Washington Court House, Ohio; and Newton Falls, Ohio. He has a Master’s in Public Administration degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Rohr replaces Mike Loftin who served as city manager from April 2012 to October 2013.  Since Loftin’s resignation John Baumgartner has served as acting city manager.  Baumgartner will resume his role as deputy city manager.

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