The Administration Department consists of the City Manager and Assistant City Manager. The City Manager is appointed by the Marshall City Commission. The City Manager is the administrative head of the City and is responsible for the efficient administration of the City. The City Manager carries out the policies and directives of the City Commission. The City Manager ensures that City ordinances, resolutions and regulations are enforced. The City Manager oversees the delivery of services and supervises all departments. The City Manager recommends measures and actions to the City Commission necessary for the operation of the City and delivery of services. The City Manager is the budget officer for the City. The Assistant City Manager is selected by and reports to the City Manager.
City Manager – Frank Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Frank Johnson was appointed City Manager by the City Commission in April 2001. Prior to his appointment he served as the City’s Director of Planning and Community Development for 15 years, and was Assistant City Manager for three years. He has a Master of Urban Planning from Texas A & M University and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Vanderbilt University.
Assistant City Manager – Ardis Wright (email@example.com)
Ardis Wright was appointed Assistant City Manager on January 1, 2009. Ardis began his career in June 1998 with the City of Marshall, as the Manager of the Marshall Civic Center. In April 2001, he was offered the position of Director of Event Facilites. Ardis accepted the position and began conforming to the challenge of more job responsibilities, which expanded his job duties at the Marshall Civic Center. Through his ambitious efforts, hard work, team player attitude, and willingness to overcome obstacles, he accepted an offer to become the Director of Purchasing and Event Facilities in 2003. Ardis is a graduate of Texas A&M University -Commerce with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He also has an MBA from A&M-Commerce in Business Management.
Department Secretary – Laurie Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Laurie Thompson has served as Executive Secretary for Administration since May 2010. Laurie is a life-long resident of Marshall, and a graduate of Marshall High School.