Joplin officials welcome new Assistant City Manager

Joplin officials welcome new Assistant City Manager
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JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin officials select Tony Robyn as the new Assistant City Manager.

Robyn worked for the City from 2012 to 2017 and was promoted from the Disaster Recovery Coordinator to the Assistant Director of Development.

Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards noted Robyn’s experience in multiple organizations:

“Generally, every discussion about moving the City forward has touched on the need for capacity, additional staffing, and responding to current challenges in the community. During the interview process, Tony was seen as the candidate that can best help the City proactively respond to the challenges and improve service to the community.  His previous experience with the City, most notably the tornado recovery assignments, and his work with economic development projects will help ensure we can take advantage of the many opportunities that I believe are headed our way.”

Robyn moved to Joplin in 2002 with the National Audubon Society and worked with community advocates and leaders to build the Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin. Prior to Joplin’s positions, he worked in the Parks and Recreation Department in Kansas City, Mo.

“This is a huge honor to continue to serve Joplin in this new capacity,” said Robyn. “While still working alongside colleagues and our community partners, I’m excited to be rejoining the city team and in continuing the growth of our community we’ve called home for over 20 years.”

Robyn will begin working with the City on Monday, July 18.