Press Release

New Building & Grounds Manager Hired Share

Jun 23, 2017  |  Web Administrator

New lead­er­ship is tak­ing shape in the City of Marion’s Build­ing & Grounds Depart­ment this week. 

Rob­by Cas­sidy filled the main­te­nance posi­tion on Mon­day, June 19th, short­ly after long­time man­ag­er Ter­ry Kratzer retired after serv­ing near­ly 29 years. Cas­sidy was pre­vi­ous­ly han­dling main­te­nance and land­scap­ing duties for the City through the Parks Department.

Cas­sidy was born and raised in Mar­i­on, and grad­u­at­ed from Mar­i­on High School. He built his career from 2004 to 2012 work­ing as a pipe welder for Kalen­born out of Wabash Coun­ty, help­ing them meet their mis­sion to pro­vide pip­ing sys­tems to pow­er plants through­out North Amer­i­ca. He holds four cer­ti­fi­ca­tions from the Hobart Insti­tute of Weld­ing Technology.

The first week on the job was learn­ing the inner work­ings of the City Hall build­ing with long­time Build­ing & Grounds Assis­tant Man­ag­er, Robin Bain. Kratzer was also on hand this week show­ing Cas­sidy the ropes and offered to lend guid­ance in the future.

May­or Jess Alum­baugh said Cas­sidy will be a great asset to the City. We’re excit­ed that Robby’s on board with the new role. He will have big shoes to fill after Kratzer’s long tenure, and it will take some time to adapt to every­thing under this umbrella.”

In addi­tion to his new respon­si­bil­i­ties at the 4‑story munic­i­pal build­ing and its grounds, Cas­sidy will also be offer­ing main­te­nance ser­vices at the Splash House on a case by case basis until fur­ther notice.

Cas­sidy is employed by Mar­i­on Com­mu­ni­ty Schools’ Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment as well, main­tain­ing bus­es and dri­ving stu­dents to and from activ­i­ties when needed.

He is also the founder and for­mer CEO of Guardians of the Chil­dren Mar­i­on Chap­ter, an orga­ni­za­tion edu­cat­ing the pub­lic about child abuse and cre­at­ing a safer envi­ron­ment for abused and neglect­ed chil­dren. Cas­sidy explained, I have been liv­ing by a phi­los­o­phy to be the force for good in the lives of many.” He encour­ages peo­ple to live by the same phi­los­o­phy and get involved in their community.

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