27 apply for city’s top job
City administrator post now vacant
Next week, Tonganoxie City Council members will sort through applicants for the now-vacant city administrator's position.
Shane Krull, who served as the city administrator for the past two years, left the job earlier this month. And after advertising for the position, the city has received 27 applications, according to City Clerk Kathy Bard.
"About half of them are from this area, not just Leavenworth County, but the greater Kansas City area," Bard said.
She worked last week to copy the applications to provide to city council members, who will meet in executive session, beginning at 5 p.m. Monday in council chambers, in hopes of agreeing on which candidates to interview.
Bard said each of the applicants, with the exception of a few, holds master's degrees in public administration.
"They're very well educated," she said. In addition, she said, "Everybody who applied has been some sort of manager, assistant manager or director."
Tonganoxie city council members aren't the only Leavenworth County officials looking for a city administrator.
Last week, Basehor City Administrator David Fuqua confirmed that he'd secured a new job, in his native Oklahoma.
Fuqua has served as Basehor's first city administrator for about nine months.
In addition, Basehor's city treasurer, Baron Powell, recently resigned.