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John Manning is Branson’s new assistant city administrator.
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John Manning is Branson’s new assistant city administrator.

Branson fills long-vacant administrative role

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The city of Branson filled an administrative position that’s been vacant for more than a decade.

John Manning was named assistant city administrator, effective July 15. Frank Schoneboom, who resigned in 2008, last held the role, according to city spokeswoman Melody Pettit.

Stan Dobbins, who became Branson’s city administrator in 2017, is filling the position to streamline the connection of residents and businesses to city processes and departments, according to a news release.

“I am looking forward to being an ambassador of our great city and helping team Branson uphold the public trust with a focus on delivering quality services for our citizens and visitors,” Manning said in the release.

Manning comes to Branson after a career in the Army, through which he achieved the rank of colonel. He most recently traveled globally as a strategic plans and policy officer after starting his early career as a military police officer. Dobbins also has a police background, having previously served as chief of the Branson Police Department.

Pettit said the salary range for the assistant city administrator position is $86,619 to $129,979.

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