Say Goodnight, Mr. Moshea

Updated to add news links:

WSMV – LaVergne City Administrator Resigns

WGNS – LaVergne City Administrator Steps Down

Mark Moshea has resigned as city administrator of LaVergne.  The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will vote to accept his separation at tomorrow’s regular meeting, scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

The DNJ tonight reports the separation was amicable,

“He’s been there a very, very long time,” Mayor Senna Mosley said. “ Everything is very amicable. He’s chosen to go in another direction. We’re excited. He’s excited. We’re making new waves for the city and for him and we all wish him the very best.”

The article talks about some of the history of Mr. Moshea’s tenure as administrator.  We wish him the best from TiLaV, but also hope the city takes full advantage of this opportunity to find a new administrator with a strong professional background in management.

If you have what it takes to lead a city, keep an eye out for the job posting. We’ll link it here when we see it!

8 comments for “Say Goodnight, Mr. Moshea

  1. mark
    December 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    OH HAPPY DAY!!!! The new direction is starting to take place and I know everyone is EXCITED!!!!

    $400,000 IN lost money from the water dept plus the amount they lost from the rock quarry.

    I now wonder who is next!

  2. E.B.Eichbauer
    December 6, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    No need to wonder who is next – knowing Mayor Mosley, any City of LaVergne employee who does not perform or treat the citizens of LaVergne with respect, will be gone. I so look forward to having this LADY (in more ways than one!) in charge of our city. She leads by example.
    Finally, I believe, Public Works and Storm Water Run off Depts will be forced to become responsive to the needs of the citizens and city.

    • mark
      December 6, 2010 at 7:16 pm

      Senna is going to make things so much better for all. you dont do your job then you wont have a job. simple as that!!

  3. tony vanatta
    December 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    it is just aother step in a better lavergne,

  4. dear ike
    December 7, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Just because you have had a bad experience with public works and stormwater does not mean everyone else has. Just how could they be more responsive? They are strecthed pretty thin as it is. Mabey they should take matters into their own hands; my bad, didn't you Get arrested for that. You were so responsive to the heritage valley h.o.a that you went to jail. lololol

  5. EBE
    December 7, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Both Storm Water & Public works have some extremely capable and responsive employees and I do not hold the employees responsible for any negative issues. The "we're stretched pretty thin" excuse seems to be the the most common response to citizens from all city depts – hopefully Mayor Mosley can change that. As for ur cheap shot @ me – yes, I did get arrested for trying to stop a consistent traffic offender b4 a child got killed or seriously injured. Had i not intervened residents along her route had a much worse confrontation planned Had the police not been "stretched so thin" the over 25 times we called, sent emails etc
    I wouldn't have had to act. Again, I don't blame the officers @ the PD, but the leadership from the Mayor Down at that time.

  6. yoya
    December 7, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    wow dear ike you sound like maybe you are a member of the good ol boys club who's pissed that your clubhouse got tore down and all your friends moved away. if your only response to someone making a valid positive comment about our city is to attack them on a personal level then I'm glad your kind isn't in charge anymore and I hope to see and hear less from your sort. we only want positive thoughts and actions for our city and the residents who live here. Bless your heart!

  7. Fred
    December 8, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Okay, I'm going to step in on this one. The response to Bruce could have been a little more tactful, however, I think the guy's point is that the stormwater department is available for the whole city, and not to cater weekly to the needs of one subdivision. I've seen stormwater working on projects all over the city, and everyone else pays taxes, too. They don't have to be forced to do anything, those guys work hard and do their job.

    I don't really know how to say this, but just because someone is speeding, it does not give a neighbor the right to block the street and verbally confront them. A person that does this is not a superhero. If my neighbor did that, I would question their sanity, and call the police.

    As for the city administrator mess, the circus continues with an altered cast. So what, he's going to come back now? That is really weird, and I'm sure it will be awkward for the employees. These kinds of games lower morale for regular employees who certainly don't get any monetary consideration after working for the city. You'd probably have a lot of employees resign if they could get paid their $41,000 over six months.

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