High-powered City Manager with background in community development, project management and grant writing. Desires a city government position offering opportunities to manage challenging projects and community growth.
Budgeting and finance expertise
Outstanding community leader
Public speaking and presenting
Financial monitoring and forecasting
to Current City of Elephant Butte – Elephant Butte,
Created annual budget of $4 million and submitted it to the City Council for review and approval.
Oversaw all budget tracking and implementation to ensure fiscal responsibility and accuracy.
Advised the governing body and represented the City and bi-weekly City Council meetings.
Turned citizen and Council ideas into policy decisions by crafting ordinances and resolutions which further defined agendas.
Managed 10 full-time employees and oversaw all aspects of personnel, including hiring; payroll; evaluation; staff meetings; conflict resolution; disciplinary action; and termination.
Entirely re-wrote City Personnel Policies, replacing a 9 page document with a comprehensive 85 page manual.
Coordinated city redevelopment efforts and resolved zoning disputes.
Gathered and analyzed data for studies and reports and made recommendations based on findings.
Brought in numerous new businesses to a rural area, guiding them through the economic development process from first inquiry to final construction and permitting.
Responded to citizens' complaints and requests for information and services.
Served as the City Zoning Administrator, Floodplain Manager, Emergency Manager, and Permitting Officer.
Represented the City as an ex-officio board member to the hospital-related Governing Board and Joint Powers Commission.
Initiated the funding, planning and construction of a $1.2 million roadway expansion and rehabilitation project.
Gave presentations at City Council meetings, public town hall meetings, County Commission meetings, various board meetings and before state legislators and U.S. Congressmen.
Oversaw the design and construction of a $450,000 booster pump station upgrade and $485,000 waste water collection line installation.
Wrote grant proposals and was awarded funding for projects via Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Colonia Infrastructure Board (CIB), Recycling and Illegal Dumping Act Grant (RAID), Municipal Arterial Program (MAP), Local Government Road Fund (LGRF), Clean & Beautiful Grant, and Water Trust Board (WTB).
Procured design and construction services for a new $570,000 City Hall facility.
Successfully lobbied for hundreds of thousands of dollars in Capital Outlay funding from the state legislature.
City Administrator Intern05/2014
to 08/2014 City of South Sioux City – South Sioux City,
Developed a holistic understanding of municipal management by overseeing work in several departments.
Performed economic development planning; developing the City's first Strategic Action Plan (SAP) in over four years.
Assisted in writing a CDBG grant for a project totaling over $750,000.
Economic Development Intern08/2014
to 12/2014 City of North Sioux City – North Sioux City,
Administered application for Flynn Business Park with the State of South Dakota's Certified Ready Sites program.
Contacted officials at the local, regional and state level to compile application information.
Worked with the Governor's Office of Economic Development to ensure all regulations and policies were met.
to 04/2015 University of South Dakota – Vermillion,
Coordinated and oversaw all day-to-day aspects of standardized testing activities conducted at a centralized testing center.
Assisted with the development and coordination of testing program policies and procedures.
Responsible for communicating policies and procedures to students, proctors and professors.
Master of Public Administration: State & Local Government Administration2015University of South Dakota-
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science & Philosophy2013University of South Dakota-