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Orr resigns city manager post
9/27/2013 5:19:15 PM
Last Updated:
5/25/2016 12:55:01 PM


by Scott Cloud/Newkirk Herald Journal

City manager Jason Orr is leaving the City of Newkirk, Orr was hired as the new city manager at Piedmont Monday night.

He officially resigned Tuesday morning.

He will be with the city through June 30, he starts his new position July 5th.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve this community as City Manager for the past three years,” Orr said.   “The citizens opened their arms and made me feel at home during my time here.”

“Piedmont will be a new challenge for me, “ Orr added.   “The community has experienced an explosion in population and is in need of a smart-growth strategy moving forward. Extending new infrastructure to meet those demands as well as building a stronger sales tax base will be my top priorities.”

Piedmont has a population of 4,000 and is a Class 4A school.

Orr’s wife currently lives in Edmond.  His new job is about 30 minutes from his home in Edmond.

Orr came to Newkirk from the City of Enid in August of 2013.

He replaced Gerald Stone.

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