Archive for Thursday, May 26, 2005

New city administrator chosen

May 26, 2005

The Eudora City Council has chosen one candidate from more than 50 applicants to be the city's next administrator.

On Tuesday, Cheryl S. Beatty accepted the offer to be Eudora's new city administrator.

Beatty is a city manager for the city of Kingman and has been working in similar positions with municipalities since 1987.

Eudora Mayor Tom Pyle said the Council was impressed with Beatty because of her extensive knowledge of many subjects and a good work history.

Pyle said the Council interviewed five applicants and called back two of them for second interviews. Members met in closed session Monday night to make their final decision.

Pyle said the council spent a considerable amount of time discussing the remaining candidates.

"It was not an easy decision, but the final vote was unanimous," Pyle said. "That's what counts. We're not divided; we're united in our pick."

Beatty said she was interested in the job because of Eudora's location and because she was excited about working for a growing community.

"I came up and visited with the mayor about some of the things that were happening in Eudora," she said. "Those were all things that I was interested in helping the city do."

Beatty said she would probably begin working for Eudora in July, but she had not yet determined an official date.

Former city administrator Mike Yanez left the job in March for a similar position in Tonganoxie. Interim administrator Rich Caplan has filled the position since Yanez's departure.

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