The City of Odessa announced the resignation of their economic development director, Jim Clarke, Tuesday morning.  According to the statement, city officials will now re-evaluate the responsibilities of the position, as well as the overall direction of the economic development program as they prepare their 2013 budget.

Press Release:

The City of Odessa announces the resignation of City of Odessa Economic Development Director Jim Clarke.  The resignation was accepted by the Odessa Board of Aldermen, Mayor Justin Murray, and City Administrator Jon Holmes.

Prepared Statement:

At this time, we plan to re-evaluate the future responsibilities of the position, as well as the overall direction of the Economic Development program as we prepare the FY 2013 budget.  The City of Odessa appreciates the service of Mr. Clarke, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.