Spot men and women recognized by city-county management team

Previous week, the Kansas Association of Metropolis-County Management (KACM) fulfilled to recognize excellence in community assistance and honor members of the career for their many years of provider.

This 12 months, KACM honored Kathy Sexton, metropolis supervisor for the Metropolis of Derby with the Buford M. Watson, Jr. Award for Excellence in Community Administration in Kansas.

Kathy has served the City of Derby as Town Manager due to the fact 2006. Formerly, she served as the Assistant County Supervisor for Sedgwick County. Kathy acquired her master’s of public administration from Wichita Point out College in 1992. Kathy will retire from the City of Derby later this week. 

“Simply place, Kathy is a doer. She isn’t frightened to roll up her sleeves and do what is essential to get the task completed,” mentioned Kiel Mangus, deputy town manager for the Metropolis of Derby. “She usually responses to employees that master strategies and scientific tests are intended to be built into projects and done, not just sit on a shelf and gather dust. She has the tenacity to make issues happen, though continue to providing initiatives focused on higher concentrations of client fulfillment and honoring the public believe in required to sustain these achievements.”

The Affiliation honored Amy Lange, town supervisor of Concordia, and Lucas Neece, assistant city administrator of Lindsborg, with the Early Job Excellence Award. 

Amy Lange was named metropolis supervisor for Concordia in January 2018. She brought a wealth of community administration experience to the City of Concordia. She beforehand served in a wide variety of capacities for community organizations considering the fact that 2005 such as the Town of Salina, Salina General public Universities, and Cloud County Community Faculty. Lange retains a bachelor’s degree in construction science and management and master’s diploma in general public administration from Kansas Point out University. 

Lucas Neece was employed by the Town of Lindsborg in 2018 as the assistant town administrator. In that position, he was tasked with the major duty for financial development. As part of his efforts, the have to have for excellent childcare was determined as an opportunity for the neighborhood. He has worked tirelessly to oversee and passionately boost the Sprout Home childcare facility in Lindsborg. Lucas obtained a master’s diploma in public administration from the University of Kansas. He also retains a bachelor’s diploma in architecture from the College of Kansas and has experienced numerous international experiences operating in architecture, housing, land organizing, and intercontinental development. 

Six retiring city management gurus in Kansas were honored for their decades of services to cities and have been awarded the Career Recognition Award: Jay Dill, town manager of Kinsley Invoice Ebel, metropolis supervisor of Overland Park Greg DuMars, metropolis administrator of Lindsborg Mark McAnarney, town manager of Emporia Kathy Sexton, town supervisor of Derby and John Torline, metropolis administrator of North Newton. 

Allen Dinkel, city supervisor of Junction City, was honored with the Sunflower Award for his attempts working with other amounts of government in aid of metropolitan areas in Kansas. Penny Postoak Ferguson, county administrator of Johnson County, was honored with the Management Award for the county’s pandemic reaction and restoration although continuing to meet other issues in the local community through impressive steps. 

Jonathan Mitchell, metropolis supervisor of the Town of Hoisington, was named the president of the Kansas Affiliation of Metropolis/County Administration for 2021. Nathan Regulation, metropolis administrator of Louisburg, will be the vice president. Taggart Wall, city supervisor of Winfield will serve as secretary, and J.D. Gilbert, Ford County administrator and Kansas Wesleyan College alum, will serve as treasurer.