Claremore hires new city manager
BY RHETT MORGAN World Staff Writer
Saturday, November 10, 2012
11/10/12 at 7:15 AM
CLAREMORE - Claremore has hired a Rhode Island resident as its new city manager, spokeswoman Cassie Woods said Friday.
Jim Thomas of West Warwick, R.I., will succeed Daryl Golbek, who announced in June that he was resigning from that position but would continue as the public works director.
Thomas will assume his new post Nov. 26, Woods said. He has governmental administrative experience in six states, last serving as a town administrator in Kingston, Mass., a town of about 12,500 residents.
He has held similar jobs in Rhode Island, Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois and Utah.
He received a bachelor's degree in political science and administration from Weber State University in Utah and a master's degree in public administration from Brigham Young University.