New Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber is expected to announce a former city councilman as his chief administrative officer.
No official announcement has been made, but Marshand Crisler is expected to be named to the position. Crisler was Yarber's predecessor as Ward 6 councilman. Crisler served as Ward 6 councilman from 2001 until 2009. He left as councilman when he ran unsuccessful for mayor in 2009.
Crisler said today that he supported Yarber in his run to replace him in Ward 6 and he supported Yarber for mayor.
Without confirming or denying a role in Yarber's administration, Crisler said today of his expected appointment: "It's the worst kept secret." Article
JJ can also report Chief of Staff Safiya Omari, Public Works Director Willie Bell, and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Kwame Kenyatta have all been relieved of further duties.
Monica Joiner- Interim City Attorney
Carl Allen- Interim Head of Planning
Charles Williams- Interim Head of Public Works
Aaron Banks- Deputy Chief Administrative Officer
Gus McCoy- Interim Chief Administrative Officer
Synaris Green and Gayle Lowery retained in other capacities. Meaning they are the Carlo's of the administration. Got jobs but not in the family business.