City hosting public reception for outgoing City Manager Tom Markus

photo by: Nick Krug

Lawrence City Manager Tom Markus is pictured Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 in his office.

The City of Lawrence will soon host a public reception for outgoing City Manager Tom Markus.

The reception will take place Tuesday from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., according to a city news release. The reception will fall between the presentation of Markus’ recommended 2020 budget, happening from 3 to 5 p.m. in the City Commission room, and the City Commission meeting, which will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the City Commission room.

Markus, who began his position in March 2016, announced in September that he planned to retire this year, and Tuesday will be his last commission meeting. Incoming City Manager Craig Owens will begin his employment with the city on July 1.

The public is invited to the reception for Markus as well as to the presentation of the recommended 2020 budget and the City Commission meeting. Light refreshments will be provided at the reception.

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