Mark McCoy: Interim City Manager

Mark McCoy. Submitted photo.

Local businessman Mark McCoy was asked by the City of Fort Scott to consider taking the interim city manager position.

Fort Scott City Hall.

This following the sudden resignation of Jeremy Frazier in the city manager position, after just six months. Frazier tendered his resignation last week and signed a severance package with the city.

Jeremy Frazier. Submitted photo.

“City Attorney Bob Farmer is putting together a contract for an interim city manager position,” McCoy said. “It will be reviewed and then, if approved, a contract offered.”

The contract for Mark McCoy as interim city manager will be taken before the  Fort Scott City  Commission for approval at  6 p.m. this evening, City Attorney Bob Farmer said. “Mark has agreed to be our interim city manager as he is a long-time resident and wants to help keep the city moving forward until we have a full-time city manager.”

At a special city commission meeting on Aug. 5, Mark McCoy’s name was suggested for the interim city manager position, by Mayor Josh Jones.

“I have gotten to know Mark over the last year and thought he had a good balance between government knowledge as well as his business mind that could help us through the next 3-6 months until we can find a replacement,” Jones said.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity, and want to help the community as best I can,” McCoy said. “There are lots of possibilities. I do hope to be a face for positive things. I hope it works out for all.”

McCoy has 46 years of business experience in the
McDonald’s Restaurant system, as a restaurant manager, area training manager, special project manager, supervisor of five restaurants, senior supervisor, business development consultant, regional food safety consultant, director of training, learning and development, and most recently was owner of four McDonald’s in Missouri and Kansas, retiring in 2019.
He has been involved in the local community in the following ways:
Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce past chairman, three times ;
past chairman Fort Scott Community College Trustees
Mercy Health Foundation Board Member for eight years;
past president  Kiwanis and current member for 15 years;
SEK Multi-County Health Board Vice-chairman, Highway 69 Project member, member of the  Knights of Columbus for 25 years.
McCoy and  wife, Mo, are parishioners at
Mary Queen of Angeles Catholic Church.





2 thoughts on “Mark McCoy: Interim City Manager”

  1. I’m grateful Mark is willing to serve. It’s important the City Commission and staff continue to have a proven leader to help keep us moving forward.

  2. I am grateful Mark is stepping up and taking this position, unlike historical city managers, Mark brings integrity, honesty, and trust. I will be happy to work with Mark on current and future issues regarding healthy city improvements and growth. I look forward to a meeting.

    Michael Del Chiaro
    Managing Partner, GO2Partners, Inc
    Owner, MDC Enterprises, LLC
    (Fort Scott Professional Building)

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