The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


August 14, 2013

Your View: Standing by Rohr

JOPLIN, Mo. — I think the time has come for the citizens of Joplin to stand by City Manager Mark Rohr and show their support.

It is obvious members of the Joplin City Council are divided and not effective leaders. It’s almost to the point of having a recall for these elected officials.

Maybe next election we can get council members who are working for the good of the city and not for the “good old boys.”

Current City Council members should be ashamed of themselves for even thinking of asking Rohr to resign. Look at all the good he has done for the city. He organized the city during a disaster and has helped the city to rebuild. He has received national recognition for the work he has done. Now the council has opened the door for Rohr to look elsewhere for a job because the council isn’t seeing the big picture.

I, for one, am proud of Joplin, but there is still much to be done to ensure Joplin’s full recovery. Just take a look at all that’s going on in the city. There is progress to come on 20th Street, new schools, new hospitals and the building that will follow. I’m sure the council is the laughingstock of other cities looking to Joplin for the guidance that it has provided worldwide.

As a former city employee and business owner and manager, I know that a manager hires managers for departments and, with his guidance, lets them run their departments.

In regard to the public works department shake-up, when an audit was done and a discrepancy was found, Rohr took appropriate action.  

I would like to see a campaign started in support of Rohr to make sure he stays in Joplin and continues to lead the city.

Steven F. Duncan


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