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Broken Arrow Looking for New City Manager

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The Broken Arrow City Council  appointed Russell Gale as Acting City Manager, after accepting the resignation of City Manager Thom Moton, effective July 21, 2014.

“After careful consideration, I have decided to resign as City Manager in order that I may pursue other employment opportunities and to spend more time with my family,” said Moton.  “I am deeply appreciative of the Mayor and City Council for providing me the privilege and honor of serving the Broken Arrow community.  I will take with me many fond memories of our collective successes.”

Moton became Broken Arrow City Manager in November 2012.  He had previously worked in Greenville, North Carolina as Assistant City Manager.  Under Moton’s tenure, the City of Broken Arrow opened the new Public Safety Complex, finished construction of a state-of-the-art water treatment plant, implemented a Streets Preservation Program, and completed both a comprehensive utilities cost of service study and Strategic Action Plan that establishes a road map for activities and initiatives for the City.

"I appreciate the efforts of the City Manager to help implement a number of initiatives and programs for Broken Arrow, including the Strategic Plan.  I believe that Thom's knowledge of municipal government helped the City focus on best practices.  We wish him well in his future endeavors," said Mayor Craig Thurmond.

Gale assumes duties as Acting City Manager immediately.