Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Standard-Examiner: Ballard Promoted to Ogden Manager Position

Open topic thread: Chime in on the below topic, or start up a conversation all your own

Although not exactly red meat news, for the sake of archival consistency, we'll link to this morning's Standard-Examiner story, which reports that Boss Godfrey has now selected a replacement from within Ogden City employee ranks to fill Keith Morey's now-vacated Community Development Manager slot:
OGDEN -- An Ogden municipal employee has been promoted to serve as the city's new community development manager.
Jonny Ballard, who previously was the city's recreation division manager, was chosen over about 75 applicants for the community development post.
Ballard, who joined the city in July, has already begun his new job. His annual salary will increase from $80,000 to $85,000.[...]
Ballard is a native of Palmdale, Calif., and was a real estate developer before joining the city. He has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Regis University.
Here's this morning's full Std-Ex writeup, folks:
Ballard promoted to manager position in Ogden
We gotta admit we know absolutely nothing about this guy, other than what appears in this morning's Scott Schwebke story. Perhaps a few of our well-connected city hall insider readers can help us fill in the blanks. It would be useful to develop a full fact sheet on Mr. Ballard for future reference, we think.

Please feel free to chime in on the above topic, or start up a conversation all your own.

10 comments:

marv said...

Former "Real Estate" developer?

Hmmmmmmm, I wonder just what that says about this guy. Could this be a further sign of the mayor's intentions with any remaining open space in the city?

And why would any "real estate developer" worth his salt be working for the city in a salaried position?

You don't suppose that the mayor is up to something, do you?

Curmudgeon said...

I noticed this in the story when I read it in the dead tree edition this morning: Mr. Ballard's responsibilities will include "overseeing code enforcement."

Really?

In which case I have a suggestion for all members of the City Council, who must approve Mr. Ballard's appointment. Before doing so, they should ask him whether, if he's approved, he will enforce existing codes on the Lesham abandoned house properties downtown, and cite the owners [whoever they might be at this point --- I'm not sure anyone knows anymore outside of the Godfreyista Inner Sanctum] for any code violations? And, presuming he answers "yes," they should also ask for a time certain by which, under his direction, the properties will be inspected and the owners cited for violation, should any be found.

Just a sugesstion....

Paddy McGee. said...

Hmmm... this is also interesting. according to this morning's SE story, Mr. Baallard graduated from Regis University, A private Jesuit college.

(Hint: that probably means that Ballard isn't an inbred MoMo).

That's all good, in my book.

WCF lurker said...

Completely off-topic; but I think this is interesting:

Millionaire gives away fortune which made him miserable

Interesting twist on the "money is the root of all evil" theme.

Curmudgeon said...

WCF Lurker:

Being obscenely wealthy is something I think I could do well. Very well. All I need is the chance. I'd be so good at it. I know I would.

Mel Singer said...

Ballard's appointment is a sign of the coming End of the World!

The Evidence Provided Below on the Link Between Project Enoch and 2012 is Under a threat of Being Taken Offline. You Must Act Now to Receive it...Fast

Have a nice day.

ozboy said...

The real news in Ogden today is that the WCF just went over 800,000 hits.

Pretty damn good for a local malcontents corner!

let us pray said...

hope he can stand up against the little wimpy matty i sure hope so let us pray

prayin' isn't necessary said...

Prayin' isn't necessary. the lyin sack Godfrey gets his ass kicked daily.

GORDOMONDO said...

REGIS UNIVRSITY IS AN ONLINE DIPLOMA MILL: These MORONS||| cannot even get a freak from Harrisville WITH A TECHNICAL SALES DEGREE from HARRISON HIGH TO suck poles in ECON DEVEL. REGIS: SIGN UP, pAY YOUR MONEY AND GET AN $85 K job at MATTY"S DOLLHOUSE! FREAKING MORONS!

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