JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Less than a month after his retirement, L.M. Duncan has returned to his post as the city of Jonesboro's chief operations officer.
Duncan spoke with Mayor Harold Perrin on Sunday and offered to return to the city, according to a news release from Bill Campbell, the city's director of communications.
Duncan reportedly cited the workload facing the city following the May 24 flood.
"I left on Friday and the storm struck on Tuesday," Duncan reportedly stated. "I knew Jonesboro was going through a lot of problems, and the mayor felt like I could help. I feel like I can, and I want to help."
Perrin said he is "pleased and relieved" Duncan is returning to the position he held for more than 5 years.
"We've had an incredible workload since [the] storm, and L.M. has experience and knowledge that are invaluable," he is quoted as saying.
Roy Ockert has filled in as chief operations officer since Duncan's departure.
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