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Jefferson City Administrator Steve ...
Jefferson City Administrator Steve Crowell said officials met with the city's lobbyist, former Mayor Tom Rackers, at the end of January to go over the legislative priorities of the city.
After that meeting, Crowell
sent a general list of what was discussed to all members of the City Council and department directors, which outlined many issues to watch but focused on maintaining local control and preserving local revenue.
At the Council Committee on ...
At the Council Committee on Administration meeting Wednesday, City Administrator Steve Crowell recommended the city solicit proposals for a compensation and classification review, which would evaluate job functions and descriptions, analyze employee compensation and make recommendations for the future.
This process is something Crowell has said a city likely should do every three to five years, ideally.
The city's last outside study of employee salaries, which was done in 2003, found they were compensated below the average of other state organizations and gave four different plans to address the issue.
At the beginning of 2004, city officials adopted the plan with the least financial impact, which still had a cost of more than $350,000 to implement.
said any review would take about one year and potentially help guide the City Council in making decisions for the 2017 budget.
estimated the review would cost about $30,000 to $40,000, but that does not include any costs of implementing recommendations from the review.
also said he
would like the process to include a broad look at the city from a staffing point of view, saying the review would look both externally at how competitive the city is as an employer and internally at how positions align within the city.
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City Administrator Biography
Mr. Steven S. Crowell, Jr.
was appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by City Council as City Administrator of Jefferson City
effective March 10, 2014.
Steve comes to the City of Jefferson with over 30 years of service in public administration.
Prior to his appointment as City Administrator, Steve was the City Manager of St. Mary's, Georgia.
Additionally, Steve served as City Manager/Administrator of North Port, Florida; Greenwood Village and Commerce City, Colorado; La Vista and David City, Nebraska; City of Dallas, Texas and Annapolis, Maryland.
Prior to Steve's public service career, he served as a store manager for the GAP Stores.
Steve has a Masters of Public Administration Degree, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration, all from West Virginia University.
Steve holds the designation of Credential Manager from International City/County Management Association based on experience, training, and ethics.
, with his
wife and three daughters, enjoys the Jefferson City
lifestyle and quality of life.
also enjoys outdoor activities including running, bike riding, cross country skiing and kayaking.
places an emphasis on customer service and is dedicated to ensuring the cost-effective provision of quality municipal services.
The committee, selected by City ...
The committee, selected by City Administrator Steve Crowell, consists of:
has repeatedly stated his
desire to have as open a process as possible, but some committee members seemed unsure of how an open process would go when meeting or discussing applicants.
"My hope is that the process be open for the public to view," Crowell
said having an open process adds credibility.
"People really want to be able to see the process," Crowell
City Administrator Steve ...
City Administrator Steve Crowell has repeatedly stated his desire to see the hiring process be as open as possible and allow for public engagement with the chosen selection committee and, possibly, the applicants themselves.
Crowell selected an eight-member committee to review and interview applicants, and make a recommendation to Crowell, who will then make a recommendation to the mayor and City Council.
has said he
wants the process to be as open as possible, including open committee meetings and having applicants meet with the committee in the public's view.
When asked if he
thought the first committee meeting would be open or closed, Crowell
said it will be an open meeting.
"My expectation is those meetings would be in the public," Crowell