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From the City Administrator
I would like to thank everyone for their efforts to make me feel welcome here in Girard. I have met a lot of nice folks the last few months so please forgive me if I do not get your name right the next time we meet.
Our Swimming Pool has been repaired and will be open on time and I would encourage you to go by and see how nice it looks.
Our Highway Project should be finished by the first week of June. Now that the weather is changing we look forward to tackling several outside projects.
I just want to remind everyone to contact me anytime you have a question or problem that you may have. I also take care of issues with city personnel. Although you have every right to contact your Council representative for your Ward anytime about city related issues, please contact me first and give me a chance to do what the Council hired me to do. The Council is not the complaint department and will have to bring it to me for resolution anyway. It will get your concerns handled quicker and the Council can concentrate on Policy and Direction. The City Administrator is responsible for the administrative functions and City operations.
The Chamber Coffee was hosted by the City of Girard, giving the community the opportunity to meet our new City Administrator, Larry R Dillon. Below are a few photos taken during this function.
The city of Girard operates with a Mayor and Council form of government.
Phone: (620) 724-8918
Larry Dillon and his wife Marilyn have been married 36 years and have three grown children, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Larry grew up around Arkansas City, Ks and Marilyn was a lifelong resident of Burden, Ks.
Mr. Dillon has served his country and community for over forty years. A former Police Chief, he has worked as an anti-terrorism/security specialist for the Dept. of Defense and as a nuclear security/anti-terrorism specialist for the Dept. of Energy. Mr. Dillon retired from government service in Dec. 1997, having served over 21 years.
He has an A.S. in Law Enforcement from Missouri Southern State College, a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration, from Wichita State University and an M.B.A. in Management from NOVA Southeastern University.
Mr. Dillon was formerly the City Manager of McLoud, OK. and was the City Administrator at Waynoka, OK. He is also an entrepreneur who operated two businesses of his own, Dillon and Associates, doing business and security consulting and American Western Bonding. He has been the Owner of a retail computer store, The Computer Repair Shop and was the CEO for REM Inc. in Enid, OK.
Mr. Dillon is an adjunct Associate Professor for public administration and management classes at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and former Center Faculty Chair for the Vance Center, at Vance AFB, OK.
Mr. Dillon has served his community as an elected official. He was Councilman for Ward 3, in Enid, OK 2005-2009 and was also elected to the City Council in El Dorado Springs, MO. in 1976 and as the Treasurer and County Commissioner, for the Barnwell County SC, Soil and Water Conservation District in 1995-96. He is past President of the PTA and past President of the Barnwell County SC, Foster Parents Association. He served on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Municipal League and the Crime and Safety Committee of the ICMA.
Mr. Dillon was a Lt. Col. in the South Carolina State Guard and served as the Regimental Commander for the 6th Regiment, 1st Brigade, Military Police. His area of responsibility was Emergency Management and covered fifteen counties in South Carolina. Mr. Dillon also served five years in the United States Marine Corps and seven years in the Air Force. He is trained as an airfield manager and a private pilot. He writes poetry and is a novice short story writer. In his spare time studies history and historical leadership styles and collects books for his personal library.