Gary Dumas is New City Manager

Gary Dumas is New City Manager

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CURIOUS

Pea Ridge, AR

#1 Jun 24, 2009
Elk City has hired Gary Dumas from Fayetteville, Arkansas to be our New City Manager.
new city manager

Mannford, OK

#2 Jun 24, 2009
why on earth did you have to go that far for a city manager? is no one in elk that wants the position or..........is it a headache???
KnowsTheRopes

Yukon, OK

#3 Jun 24, 2009
Actually, there are probably some people very qualified to do the job here locally and would probably do better due to being from here and will forever live here. But they didn't apply. But, the job is now filled and the thing to do is to get behind the guy and support him, work with him, welcome him and pray for him. It is very much scriptural that we pray for our leaders (yes even Obama) even if we do not agree with every thing (or anything) that the person does.
FriendofTruth

West Point, GA

#4 Jun 27, 2009
Dumas was booted from his position as Director of Operations in Fayetteville, AR a year or so ago. He was hired there about seven years earlier in public works and was promoted to Operations Director about a year before he was ousted. He was essentially the Mayor's administrative assistant.

He has applied for numerous openings during his period of unemployment, and was passed over by Shawnee, OK, Janesville, WI, Fort Smith, AR, and Brownwood, TX.

Though he has worked in various cities (San Angelo, Victoria, and Corpus Christi, TX, and Sioux City, IO) none of his positions was as the chief executive officer. He attended graduate classes at two different universities, but not does not have a Masters Degree in Public Administration.

This will be Dumas's first CEO job.
real curious

Mannford, OK

#5 Jun 27, 2009
this just dont add up? no sence, whats going on down in your little town that no one from elk was appointed? no longer interested, or just no more?
Popeye

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Jun 27, 2009
FriendofTruth wrote:
Dumas was booted from his position as Director of Operations in Fayetteville, AR a year or so ago. He was hired there about seven years earlier in public works and was promoted to Operations Director about a year before he was ousted. He was essentially the Mayor's administrative assistant.
He has applied for numerous openings during his period of unemployment, and was passed over by Shawnee, OK, Janesville, WI, Fort Smith, AR, and Brownwood, TX.
Though he has worked in various cities (San Angelo, Victoria, and Corpus Christi, TX, and Sioux City, IO) none of his positions was as the chief executive officer. He attended graduate classes at two different universities, but not does not have a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
This will be Dumas's first CEO job.
Sounds like they hired themselves another puppet on a string that will do what a certain few want him to do.
billybob

United States

#7 Jun 28, 2009
CURIOUS wrote:
Elk City has hired Gary Dumas from Fayetteville, Arkansas to be our New City Manager.
how do you pronounce that last name?

“Come on, I'm the THRILL.”

Since: Oct 08

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#8 Jun 28, 2009
Doo-mus.

I think, like the town in Texas?
Roadkill

AOL

#9 Jun 28, 2009
City Managers are like High School Football Coaches - they are hired to be fired. Let the countdown begin!

“Come on, I'm the THRILL.”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#10 Jun 28, 2009
Unless they are like Allan Trimble.
billybob

United States

#11 Jun 29, 2009
Thrill wrote:
Doo-mus.
I think, like the town in Texas?
had a friend from texas one time, he pronounced it different
Lol

Yukon, OK

#12 Jun 29, 2009
Wow...we now have a Martin Lawrence Look - a - like!

Check out his video on youtube:XXYOUTUBE-nAu-bH-DnqsX X

Check Out his website:
http://www.garydumas.com/
Lol

Yukon, OK

#13 Jun 29, 2009
sorry bad link

Check out his video Youtube.
Elk Citian

United States

#14 Jun 29, 2009
I don't think that's him. The guy on youtube's website says that he lives in California.
Mel

Erick, OK

#15 Jun 30, 2009
Elk Citian wrote:
I don't think that's him. The guy on youtube's website says that he lives in California.
Funny, this is how rumors get started! This guy looks nothing like Martin Lawrence and like you said is from Sacramento,CA!I believe he is a motivational speaker.
Mel

Erick, OK

#16 Jun 30, 2009
new face

Colony, OK

#17 Oct 18, 2009
Maybe with a man from a totally different state in the position, the "good ol boy" system will finally be on the outs.
billybob

United States

#18 Oct 19, 2009
new face wrote:
Maybe with a man from a totally different state in the position, the "good ol boy" system will finally be on the outs.
he was hired by the good ol boys
Stoney

Elk City, OK

#19 Oct 19, 2009
billybob wrote:
<quoted text>he was hired by the good ol boys
No he wasn't. Remember, we had an election and broke up the trio. I have not met Mr. Dumas but from what I read in the papers, he seems very organized and open.

Our last City Manager had a degree in horticulture. The previous manager was educated as a manager but he wouldn't play games. They were in the process of getting rid of him when he had his heart attack and died. The two previous managers were both local men who had worked for the city. One of them played their games, the other one would not. He was let go. Apparently Mr. Dumas is educated in this field. Hopefully, the powers that be will let him manage the city.
billybob

United States

#20 Oct 19, 2009
Stoney wrote:
<quoted text>
No he wasn't. Remember, we had an election and broke up the trio. I have not met Mr. Dumas but from what I read in the papers, he seems very organized and open.
Our last City Manager had a degree in horticulture. The previous manager was educated as a manager but he wouldn't play games. They were in the process of getting rid of him when he had his heart attack and died. The two previous managers were both local men who had worked for the city. One of them played their games, the other one would not. He was let go. Apparently Mr. Dumas is educated in this field. Hopefully, the powers that be will let him manage the city.
who hired him?

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