Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Major personnel changes at Oshkosh City Hall

I spoke with Oshkosh City Manager, Mark Rohloff, via email this evening and he informed me of two major personnel changes within the City.

First, James Rabe has been appointed by Rohloff as our new Public Works Director, taking the place of David Patek. James is currently the city's engineering supervisor in charge of the stormwater program.

The second major change is Oshkosh Police Chief Scott Greuel has announced his retirement, effective in January.

I am awaiting more specifics on both of these personnel changes and how replacements for their current positions will be found. When I have that information, I will pass it on, both here and on the Eye on Oshkosh Facebook page, as well as the Oshkosh Independent site.


Blogger Cheryl Hentz said...

So here is the updated information: The selection process for the new chief of police is managed by the police and fire commission. City staff provide some basic support, but it is at their direction. The city manager's role is pretty minimal, although Mark Rohloff expects the PFC to seek his input.

"I anticipate a very engaged process including members of the community, business, as well as department staff in helping the PFC do this process," he told me.

Meanwhile, our current Chief, Scott Greuel has been with the department approximately 28 years, including about eight years as chief of police. He was previously in Two Rivers for four years early in his career.

With regard to the public works director position: Dave Patek retired in May. He had been with the city since 1998.

James Rabe officially started his position as the new Public Works Director on Monday, September 14, 2015. He has been with the city since 2006.

September 18, 2015 4:39 PM  

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