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City Manager

Contact Information
Jamie Shockley,
Interim City Manager (913) 845-2620

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 326
Tonganoxie, KS 66086

Office Address
City Hall
526 E. 4th Street
Tonganoxie, KS 66086

Days and Hours
City hall is open
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

How do we get a city manager?

Through a public recruitment process, the city manager is recommended by the mayor and appointed by the city council as the chief executive officer for all municipal operations and the lead advisor on public policy.

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What does a city manager do for the community?
Because the city council members serve on a part-time, volunteer basis, members hire a full-time city manager who is a highly trained professional over all municipal personnel, equipment, and other resources.  Responsibilities also include administering the personnel policy, providing education, offering procedural guidance, and setting the example for customer service to the citizens on a wide range of services.  In Tonganoxie, these include the following list.

Water Supply
Wastewater Treatment
Street and Bridge Maintenance
Parks Maintenance
Police Patrol
Police Investigations
School Resource Policing
Fire Suppression
Fire Inspections
Fire Investigations
Municipal Court

Emergency Medical
Municipal Engineering
Municipal Planning
Animal Control
Building Inspections
Code Enforcement
Public Finance
Human Resources
Information Technology
Community Development
Water Park Operations

    In addition to internal management above, the city manager externally advocates on behalf of the community by taking the lead on responding to the media, determining public messaging, marketing community assets, partnering with economic development specialists, and nurturing relationships with neighboring jurisdictions.  Demands also include acting as municipal ombudsman and raising policy concerns for consideration by the governing body.  The city manager continually researches on best practices of municipal service around the United States of America, stays knowledgeable of pending legislation with state and federal governments, serves as lobbyist, and generally promotes the health, welfare, and prosperity of the community.