Michael Cleghorn named as Lawton City Manager

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The Lawton City Council has appointed Michael Cleghorn of Harker Heights, Texas, as Lawton city manager, effective Feb. 11.

Cleghorn has served in public administration capacities since 2005, specializing in the field of Public Works at the municipal level. He is a U.S. Army combat veteran, whose areas of expertise include budget analysis and development, master planning, leadership development and contract management.

“As a seasoned municipal government employee, I can provide strategic hands-on direction to help (the Lawton) community meet its top priority goals and objectives,” Cleghorn said. “I am confident I can make a positive impact as your new city manager.”

Cleghorn succeeds Jerry Ihler, who was appointed city manager in 2015 and will formally leave the City on Jan. 11.

Assistant City Manager Bart Hadley has been named interim city manager.


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