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Search to begin for new KCMO city manager; committee selected

Jackson County to consider hiring Troy Schulte
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Posted at 1:59 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 15:24:47-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A committee will begin the process of choosing a new Kansas City, Missouri, city manager ahead of outgoing City Manager Troy Schulte’s departure in February.

Mayor Quinton Lucas said Monday that the committee will work with a national search firm and the Kansas City Council to select a replacement.

The committee consists of Lucas, Schulte, Mayor Pro Tem Kevin McManus and Madeleine McDonough, a managing partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP.

“The members of this search committee have a wide range of experience and varied backgrounds that will ensure we are asking the right questions of all candidates for our new city manager,” Lucas said in a news release. “As we continue these efforts, we will also work diligently with the City Council to ensure continuity for our dedicated city employees, residents and businesses.”

Schulte, who has served 10 years as city manager, will leave when his contract expires on Feb. 29, 2020. He announced his retirement in September and could soon be heading to a similar role with Jackson County.

On Monday, however, the Jackson County Legislature decided to hold off on approving a two-year contract with Schulte for the position of county administrator. Legislators said they wanted a specific job description for the role before approving it.

If approved, Schulte would make $220,000 in the position with the county.