Jonesboro’s chief of staff resigns from position

Jonesboro’s chief of staff resigns from position
Bill Reznicek, former chief financial officer, is now chief of staff.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The chief of staff for the city of Jonesboro resigned from his position effective late Monday.

According to a news release from the city, Bill Reznicek had been on leave from his duties since Jan. 28 under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Roy Ockert, who has worked as interim chief of staff, will continue in that position as a search for a permanent replaces begins.

Mayor Harold Perrin said hiring a replacement is a top priority due to the city’s growth.

“It’s critical that we seize this opportunity to take the strides that are crucial to our overall vision,” Perrin said. “Jonesboro’s growth and the acclaim that’s come with it in recent years — not just in Arkansas but in nationwide studies — has given us a great foundation.”

Ockert has served as interim chief of staff for the past three months and has served in several key roles for the city over the past three years.

Mayor Perrin has made two other key hires in recent weeks with hiring Deanna Hornback as finance director and Regina Burkett as director of grants and community development.

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