Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- The Oak Ridge city manager is being recruited for a similar position in Texas and says he'll consider taking the job if it is offered.

Mark Watson told The Oak Ridger he didn't initiate contact with the city of Pearland, Texas, but plans to visit the city in the next few weeks. Pearland is about 20 miles from Houston and has a population of about 100,000 people.

Watson arrived in Tennessee in 2010 after being recruited away from his job as city administrator for Yuma, Ariz. He replaced then-City Manager Jim O'Connor.

Mayor Tom Beehan says city officials are aware Watson is being recruited by someone else.

The mayor also said he is ``staying positive'' and encouraging Watson to stay.

___

Information from: The Oak Ridger, http://www.oakridger.com

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.