Assistant city manager hired

August 28, 2013 

Lee’s Summit has hired an assistant city manager.

Christal Kliewer Weber will be responsible for administrative services, the city announced Aug. 27.

The position was created as part of staff re-assignments in the city’s administration that began earlier this year with hiring of Daren Fristoe as another assistant city manager, with responsibilities for human resources and economic development, and elimination of the Director of Development position. She will be paid $117,300 a year.

Kliewer Weber begins Sept. 3 with responsibility for Central Building Services, Information Technology Services, Fleet, the City Clerk’s Office, LS360 Implementation and budget adoption, according to a prepared statement from Kliewer Weber and the city.

“My family and I are excited to make Lee’s Summit our home,” Kliewer Weber said. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve this vibrant community and join a well-respected leadership team.

“Lee’s Summit’s pride, citizen involvement, and sense of shared civic responsibility are inspiring”

The city made a nationwide search beginning in May followed by a competitive selection involving more than 120 applicants from across the country.

“We are pleased to welcome Christal to our community,” said Steve Arbo, city manager. “Her leadership skills and experience in public administration will truly be an asset to our organization as we continue to work toward fiscal stability and provide excellent reliable services to the Lee’s Summit community.”

Prior to accepting the position in the City of Lee’s Summit, she was assistant city manager of Tomball, Texas since 2009. Her duties included overseeing Public Works & Utilities, Engineering and Planning, Permits and Inspections, Code Enforcement, Municipal Court, Information Technology and Community Center departments. She is a former assistant to the city manager for the cities of Grand Prairie and Friendswood, Texas as well as a previous L.P. Cookingham Management Fellow for the City of Kansas City.

Arbo said she brings an impressive wealth of progressively, responsible public sector experience, including developing strategic plans and performance measures, cultivating relationships and providing leadership to city departments.

Christal has a Master of Public Affairs in Urban Management from Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Psychology from Texas Christian University. She is a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute at the University of Virginia-Cooper Center for Public Service and the Leadership ICMA Program of the International City/County Management Association.

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