Liberty welcomes new assistant city manager

Chris Jarmon (left), the new assistant city manager for Liberty, will be working alongside Liberty City Manager Tom Warner. He will be helping to oversee the city's economic and community development efforts.

By Vanesa Brashier,

At Tuesday night’s Liberty City Council meeting, Chris Jarmon, Liberty’s new assistant city manager, was introduced.

Jarmon, a native of Beaumont, previously worked for four years as the executive assistant to the city manager in Beaumont. His duties there included special projects that were assigned through the city manager and working with committees to develop and push forward programs.

“I was a jack of all trades,” Jarmon said.

His responsibilities in Liberty will be helping City Manager Tom Warner with economic and community development – inspections, code enforcement and anything that promotes the city.

“I will still be involved in economic development because by city charter the city manager is in charge of that,” said Warner, adding that Jarmon will certainly lighten his workload.

Until Jarmon’s hire, Liberty was the only remaining major city in Liberty County to have only one city manager. In recent years, Dayton and Cleveland have added assistant city manager positions.

Jarmon said he is excited to be part of the team at the City of Liberty and looks forward to helping the city grow and thrive.

He earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Lamar University before going on to earn a masters degree in public administration from Texas A & M University.

Jarmon and his wife, Autumn, have a 1-year-old son. Initially he plans to commute from Beaumont to Liberty each day, but says the family is open to moving to Liberty in the future.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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