SHREVEPORT, La (KTAL/KMSS) More changes are on the way at city hall. This week, Shreveport’s assistant attorney, Karen Strand submitted a letter of resignation. It comes just days after she was reassigned to oversee the city’s risk management division, which is responsible for the city’s insurance policies.
The city’s spokesperson, Ben Riggs outlines Strand’s new position would have included supervision of Risk Management, a division of the City Attorney’s office, in addition to servicing the Finance Department, IT Department, and Franchise Telecommunications.
In the resignation letter Strand says, “Thank you for the “promotional” reassignment to become the Senior Risk Manager of the City’s Risk Management division. Although, I do believe, the original promotional reassignment has now been altered to reflect that I would retain my Assistant City Attorney title and merely “supervise” the Risk Management division. Nonetheless, upon further consideration, I am declining this reassignment and tendering my resignation.”
Strand is accepting a legal position in a Texas city attorney’s office.
“It is with great enthusiasm I share with you that I am accepting a legal position in a Texas city attorney’s office that will afford me the promotion and salary commensurate with my knowledge and experience. Making the decision to leave Shreveport was initially a difficult one – but nonetheless a necessary decision to ensure my success and further development of my municipal law career.”
Her last day with the City of Shreveport is May 27th.
Strand says, “I wish the administration much success in locating an experienced and qualified person to fulfill the newly created position of Senior Risk Manager (or in the alternative the position of “supervisor”) – a very important role for the City. It has been my pleasure to serve, in a legal capacity, the various City departments, the staff, City Council as well as the administration.”