City Administrator


The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the City and is appointed by the Mayor with consent of the City Council. Among other things, the City Administrator is expected to:
· Enforce all City ordinances, resolutions and contracts;
· Offer professional advice on all aspects of the City’s operations;
· Prepare and submit the annual City Budget, the Five-Year Financial Forecast, and Capital Improvement Program;
· Administer the issuance and revocation of all building permits;
· Oversee the removal or abatement of all nuisances;
· Supervise the improvement of all streets, alleys, sidewalks, public ways;
· Direct the lighting of public grounds and highways;
· Manage the design, construction and repair of all municipal buildings, bridges, viaducts, dykes, waterways, sewers, levies and structures;
· Supervise the management and control of all parks and public grounds;
· Be responsible for the hiring and removal of all employees of the City;
· Continuously monitor the City’s financial position and needs.

Courtney Christensen
Courtney Christensen was selected as City Administrator in 2000. Courtney was previously with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, for 12 years working in the offices of Budget, Systems and Finance and serving five years in the City Manager’s office. 

Courtney’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.