Jonesboro chief operating officer resigns

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City of Jonesboro Chief Operations Officer Ed Tanner resigned Friday (March 2) to take a private sector job, according to the city.

Tanner has worked for the city since August 2016, overseeing a large portion of the city’s non-uniform employees, including directors of parks and recreation, streets, sanitation, engineering, planning, JET bus service, E-911, facilities maintenance and inspections.

His last day will be March 16. The city will advertise the job. No timetable for replacing Tanner has been set.

“I’m very grateful to the mayor and the City of Jonesboro for the opportunity they have given me and my family over the last 18 months,” Tanner said. “I’ve learned a tremendous amount about the city’s infrastructure and details of our quality of life operations. I’m most grateful to have worked with the professionals who serve our citizens day in and day out.”

Tanner handled the job with integrity and intensity, Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin said.

“That’s a big job, and a lot of it is listening to people’s problems and helping them find solutions,” Perrin said. “It takes a special person of special character, and I hope now we can find someone to replace him with the qualities that Ed brought to that role.”