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Government Relations Officer Hrncir to retire
Thursday, December 4, 2014 by Elizabeth Pagano
After 27 years at the city, Government Relations Officer John Hrncir will retire in January 2015. A memo from City Manager Marc Ott praised his work, calling him “an extraordinary asset and a valued employee.” Hrncir has been the city’s government relations officer since 1992. In his letter, Ott noted Hrncir’s success with city-related bills at the Texas Legislature as well as his work securing federal funding, most recently $11 million from the Army Corps of Engineers for the Onion Creek project. Ott also mentioned the crucial role Hrncir played in establishing Central Health in 2004. With the legislative session just starting, Hrncir’s insights into the often hard-to-understand state body will be sorely missed.
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