Greenville Assistant City Manager Thom Moton will start his new position as the City Manager in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma November 6th according to his contract approved this week and will earn just over $153,000 annually to manage Oklahoma's fourth largest city of more than 100,000 people.
Moton beat out 54 other applicants for the position. He served as the interim city manager in Greenville earlier this year after Wayne Bowers retired.
The man who led Greenville's city government for six months while they got a new city manager is now moving on. It's the fourth high level vacancy at city hall this year.
Thomas Moton is headed to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma as its next city manager.
Moton has been assistant city manager in Greenville since 2006 and served earlier this year as interim city manager after Wayne Bowers retired.
“I am looking forward to the new challenges we will be facing in Broken Arrow. I appreciate all the opportunities I have been presented with here in Greenville,” said Moton. “It is such a privilege to be able to go from one high-quality community to another.
Broken Arrow leaders will meet October 2nd to finalize his employment agreement. There is no word yet on when Moton's last day will be in Greenville. Broken Arrow has a population of just over 100,000 people, while Greenville has 86,000 people.
Moton's departure is the fourth top management vacancy in Greenville city government this year. The police chief and public works director also left earlier this year, in addition to the city manager.