Oak Ridge City Manager Mark Watson will present “State of the City” during at Lunch with the League on Tuesday.
Watson, who is retiring in May, will be the featured speaker at noon Tuesday, April 4, in the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. It’s hosted by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge.
Watson has served as Oak Ridge city manager since August 2010. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration and city management from the University of Kansas. In 2019, he received his doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in public administration and American government.
Watson is a second-generation city manager, a press release said. He held this position in six cities in Texas, Montana, and Arizona before coming to Oak Ridge. He has received numerous awards and honors, including an award by the International City/County Management Association (ICCMA) for his 40-year career in public service, the release said. In 2019, he received the ICCMA Community Partnership Award for his efforts in developing a public-private partnership for the redevelopment of the American Museum of Science and Energy and re-use of its former site in Oak Ridge.
On Tuesday, the League will have a meet-and-greet starting at 11:30 a.m. with lunch catered from the Soup Kitchen for a $12 charge. Complementary tea and coffee will also be provided.
For those who can not attend the presentation, the League of Women Voters will provide a Zoom broadcast. You can use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86268131431.
“Lunch with the League welcomes League members and nonmembers alike to this informative presentation,” the press release said.
A few days after the presentation, you may view the recorded presentation on the League’s website at https://my.lwv.org/tennessee/oak-ridge.
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