Finding the balance between CFO and mayor

By: 
STEVE SMITH SSMITH@LACLEDERECORD.COM

Lebanon’s mayor is balancing the demands of a full-time job with the duties required of the city’s top elected official.
Jared Carr said he has gotten better at juggling the private workplace and city hall.
“Sometimes you get pulled in a lot of different directions,” he said. “One of the best things I’ve learned is when to say “no or I can’t do that right now.’ That’s helped balance out time between work, being mayor, and of course, family,” he said.
Carr was appointed  by the City Council to fill the vacancy created when former mayor Josh Ray unexpectedly resigned in 2017.
He has now been on the job about a year and a half while continuing to work at Carmeco, Inc., a metal fabricating company in Lebanon.  He had a quick response when asked to describe a typical week juggling his public and private roles.
“Late nights, early mornings and everything in between,” he replied.

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