In the countdown to his move, incoming city manager Tom Markus is finishing up his work in Iowa City and trying to get to know Lawrence from afar.
He’s been watching City Commission meetings via live stream, and he’s worked on the plan for his first 100 days in City Hall, which mostly comprises getting to know staff and stakeholders and learning the city’s culture.
“I wanted to get a book that talked about the history of Lawrence,” Markus said. “Believe it or not, that history evolves into even modern day culture and what their connections and their roots are, so I’d like to see if I can piece that together and know that coming into a community.”
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