What’s going on, University Park? Police Chief Gary Adams just announced he will leave the Park Cities for Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, and now finance director Kent Austin has said he’s leaving for Prosper, Texas. What, do we smell or something?
“The challenge of working in a fast-growing community appealed to me,” he said in a statement. “I am looking forward to taking what I’ve learned in University Park and applying it in a new setting.”
Sigh. I guess we won’t take it personally. I guess.
Austin has been with UP since 1987, and calls it a “special place.” City manager Bob Livingston said he will miss Austin “more than anyone” and noted his successful work ethic.
Austin’s last day with the city will be Sept. 24. City Controller Tom Tvardzik will serve as interim Director of Finance.