ST. LOUIS — Mayor Tishaura Jones has tapped Matt Moak, the pinnacle of town’s Neighborhood Growth Administration, to function interim metropolis counselor.
Moak was an legal professional within the metropolis counselor’s workplace from 2002 till former Mayor Lyda Krewson in 2019 appointed him to steer the CDA, which administers federal grants and promotes reasonably priced housing.
Earlier than taking the helm of the CDA, Moak ran town’s drawback properties unit that handles constructing code violations and nuisance properties.
Moak’s appointment is the most recent high-profile metropolis place Jones has stuffed as she builds her new administration. Earlier this month she introduced Dan Isom would function interim public security director. Her longtime chief of employees when she was metropolis treasurer, Jared Boyd, has stayed in that position within the mayor’s workplace.
Jones spokesman Nick Dunne mentioned Moak will function metropolis counselor on an interim foundation whereas the workplace conducts a seek for a everlasting metropolis counselor.
Moak replaces Mike Garvin, who stepped again into his former position as deputy metropolis counselor after Krewson left workplace.