City Manager

City Manager

Under the Mayor-Council-Manager form of Government, the City Manager is responsible for the administration of all the affairs of the City. The Manager supervises all department heads and is responsible for all employees of the City.

The City Manager is also required to prepare and submit the annual budget to the City Council. The Manager keeps the the City Council advised of the City's financial condition and also makes recommendations to the Council on all matters of the welfare of the City. The City Manager not only acts as staff to the City Council, but also has a non-voting seat at City Council meetings.

Besides management of all of the City departments, the City Manager is directly involved in many of the administrative and planning functions of the City, such as human resources, financial management, economic development, planning and zoning, and communications.

Deputy City Manager

The Deputy City Manager reports directly to the City Manager. The Deputy City Manager serves as Acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager and is responsible for all of the City’s infrastructure, including the long-term operations of the Public Works Department and Utility Departments. The Deputy City Manager spearheads any projects that face these departments and handles citizen questions, concerns or complaints as related to these departments.

Assistant to the City Manager / Public Information Officer

The Assistant to the City Manager acts as a liaison for the City Manager when necessary or when requested and is responsible for the City Manager's calendar and other communications, as well as for the creation and distribution of the City Council Agenda. Working alongside the City Manager and other Department Directors, the Assistant to the City Manager assists with research, analytics, and technical projects for the City of Osawatomie.

The Assistant to the City Manager also serves as the City's Public Information Officer and handles the bulk of public communications for the organization. Duties include administration of the City's official website and social media pages, newsletters both print and digital, press releases and primary media contact, organizing ribbon cuttings and other celebratory events, and fielding inquiries from the public. The Public Information Officer is also responsible for the resident report program TextMyGov, which also allows for notifications to be pushed out to residents who subscribe via text message.

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Michael Scanlon City Manager (913) 755-2146 Ext. 107
Samantha Moon Public Information Officer / Assistant to the City Manager (913) 755-2146 Ext. 103
Bret Glendening Deputy City Manager (913) 755-2146 Ext. 101