Archive for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Eudora hires city administrator

September 15, 2009

The Eudora City Council voted unanimously Monday to hire John Harrenstein as city administrator.

Harrenstein is a management analyst for Johnson County.

Harrenstein is a management analyst for Johnson County, where his duties include analyzing budgets and working on various projects for the county manager.

He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in public administration and organizational communication. He then received a master’s degree in public administration from Kansas University.

His contract is a three-year agreement that will pay him about $78,000 per year.

“It’s a humbling experience and I look forward to working with the community, getting to know them and serving them,” Harrenstein said. “It’s great to be on board.”

The hiring of Harrenstein, 27, ended a search that began in early June following the April 15 resignation of former Administrator Cheryl Beatty.

At the end of July, the city offered the position to the risk manager and a city attorney for the city of Lenexa, Scott Hildebrand, who declined the contract about two weeks later.

Former Lawrence City Manager Mike Wildgen will continue as interim city administrator until Harrenstein starts Oct. 1.


Angie Miller 6 years, 2 months ago

Good luck Mr. Harrenstein, you are coming in to a mess. Lets see how long before you decide its not worth the stress to stay.


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