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Mascoutah City Manager Dismissed

Brad Myers

By Pamela Rensing
mascherald@heraldpub.com

MASCOUTAH – The following statement was released on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from Mayor Pat McMahan:
“The Mascoutah City Council on Monday 11/15/21 voted to dismiss Mr Bradley Myers as City Manager. This decision was not taken lightly. We thank Mr Myers for his service and wish him well in the future. Going forward there will be no disruption in services to our constituents, we are very confident in our City employees, who are second to none.”
Myers was hired in November 2018. He filled the position left by former City Manager Cody Hawkins who resigned unexpectedly on August 6, 2018. He is a United States Air Force veteran. His education includes a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management/Computer Information Systems and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He was the City Administrator for DuQuoin for nearly three years.
No further reason or information was released as of press time.

38 Comments

  1. Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    While personnel actions are always respected by privacy rules, it is interesting that now two city managers in a row have been dismissed. I wonder if there is a similarity between the two cases (e.g. policies, guidance/insufficient guidance, HR staff, etc.)

    Thank you,
    Jerry Patterson

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 9:45 pm

      That is not correct. The previous city manager, Hawkins, resigned. He was not fired. The one before him, Draper, was fired.

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      The last city manager was not dismissed. He resigned.

  2. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Why are all of the comments Anonymous?

  3. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    I see a whole lot of “Anonymous” comments. If you’re ashamed to put your name to it, Don’t Make It! Now my question, is as it always has been – :WHY DO WE NEED A MAYOR AND A CITY MANAGER, AT ALL?

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 9:23 am

      Who will manage the city & do all the things needed daily?

  4. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Former postmaster (current mayor) has gone postal with a personal grudge against the city manager.
    Wouldn’t have happened if y’all had voted for Baker.

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 9:22 am

      Baker would have dismissed him on Day 1.

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 2:01 pm

      Baker would have been a nightmare! The man thinks the people should pay for past mayors and managers stupid decisions.

  5. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Wow! Is it even legal if it was done at this meeting? The agenda for the executive session lists “Personal” but it seems if action was expected to be taken at this meeting, it should have been listed under the “Miscellaneous or Final Actions” .following the Executive session.

  6. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Very few in charge of running our city do well dealing with varied personalities and getting along with each other. If you have a strong mind and opinion on how things should be done, but don’t agree with the powers that be, you are immediately targeted for removal. Brad was called a micro manager… like that’s a bad thing? I’d rather have a CM fully involved making sure things are being done properly than one who doesn’t care and allows the incompetent status quo to proceed with a project. in a nut shell, his personality rubbed the wrong people the wrong way so out he goes. In my opinion, the assistant CM’s personality is very similar. I’d start job shopping if I were her because she’s next!

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 11:30 am

      Good she needs to go

  7. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 6:53 am

    It’s all about who you know, who is related to someone, you know…typical Mascoutah ways. Click click click

  8. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 6:30 am

    This is Mayor Pat flexing his muscle, to former Mayor Jerry, saying this is my show now. Ballsy shroud move. Best wishes to Brad as he moves on. Thank you for your contributions.

  9. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 6:25 am

    The assistant CM has no qualifications, well none you earn from school however maybe they were “learned” during school.
    With so much development potential in our future, lets hope our brain trust thinks with the correct head.

  10. Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 5:23 am

    Maybe someone else is related to those at city hall so they will get a job because of who they are and not their qualifications.

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 6:06 am

      Not sure why she even has a job still……She isnt married to the Haas boy anymore…….They must need warm bodies up there like everywhere else

  11. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    The mayor needed him out so he can put the assistant CM in that role. His next power move is to push El Som out so his son can get that space for Joe’s pizza since the other location didn’t workout. Then there’s the special expectations for the new business going into Bee Hollow. Can you say corruption at its finest………

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 6:04 am

      I’m pretty sure several of the councilmen would not approve her

      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 10:18 am

        I hope not. She is simply not qualified for CM. In fact, she’s not qualified for ACM either.

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 9:08 am

      The building owner continues to work on the Joe’s Pizza location (where the old Domino’s used to be) and they still plan to occupy that location. El Sombrero will be just fine. They have their customers that will continue to patronize them. The new place will hopefully keep folks in town that now drive to El Gordito’s or either of the 2 Mexican restaurants in New Baden. As for the Assistant CM, she isn’t qualified in any way shape or form to take the big job. Naming her as the CM would be incredibly foolish……although we are talking about Mascoutah here so………

  12. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Would be nice if there was a listing of how the votes went. Was it unanimous or a split vote? Will assistant CM manage the operation? Why was he let go? Will a search committee be formed to recruit a new CM? Is there a severance package? Is there a final quote or message from the outgoing CM? Get busy Herald and report further on this major story.

  13. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    We go to city managers like governors

  14. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    this is pretty common in this line of work all over the country

  15. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I figured he was doing an OK job from just a common citizen perspective. “Met expectations” during a pandemic. Who knows, there must have been several factors the general public does not witness daily. Somebody fill me in.

  16. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    can’t imagine many applicants, and quality ones, with their turnover & volatility the last 2 decades

  17. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Typical small town, Flashy move by the new Mayor, I like it. Will they bring Cody back? Or go with the rude asst cm? Or something new & fresh?

    • Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 10:13 pm

      No reason given for the firing. Guess the good citizens of Mascoutah will unfortunately have to rely on the rumor mill.

    • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 12:20 pm

      Is it really the public’s business as to why a city manager is let go if the person was not meeting expectations? If the assistant city manager is not qualified to take over, how was that person hired in the first place? Is the his a go by who you know rather than what you know? The school district works the same way. Welcome to a small town.

      • Anonymous on November 17, 2021 at 11:59 pm

        Of course this is the public’s business. We pay taxes and the City worker’s are our employees. Government officials need to held more accountable to the public, not less.

  18. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Sad to see. He was doing pretty well in a town full of people that resist change. Mascoutah need someone that will make this town profitable from businesses. Not at the expense of the people.

    • Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 8:46 pm

      He was a micromanager and chased off so many Overall a decent guy but bad manager

      • Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 9:33 pm

        who got chased off?

  19. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    This was all a power play by the assistant city manager to gain control.

    • Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 9:04 pm

      POWER by the Mayor, LOVE it!

  20. Anonymous on November 16, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Never should have let Mike Bolt go, with his olive oil voice and his guinea charm.

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 3:14 pm

      Looney Toon

    • Anonymous on November 18, 2021 at 3:15 pm

      He didn’t go far enough away.

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