Crowell hired as city administrator
The Jefferson City Council unanimously voted to hire Steve Crowell as the new city administrator in a closed session Tuesday night.
The current city manager in St. Marys, Ga., Crowell was approved in a 9-0 vote, with 2nd Ward Councilman Shawn Schulte not present during Tuesday's meeting.
, who will receive a starting salary of $152,000, is expected to start with the city around March 10.
was attracted to the position in Jefferson City because of the opportunities and ongoing projects the city is working on.
already begun meeting with staff members to catch up with issues of the city.
When asked whether he
saw any potential issues coming from a city manager position to that of a city administrator, Crowell
has held positions as city administrator in several cities and was confident he
could do the job.
"I look forward to working with the people, the staff and certainly the elected officials," Crowell
"I just do what I'm told.
I know that the city has been very customer-oriented; I want to make sure that we continue that."
Struemph said Crowell
has more than 30 years of experience in city leadership, providing exactly what Jefferson City needs as it nears "an economic boom."
Scrivner said Crowell
stood out because of his
experience and the feeling that he
had a vision for the city.
Asked what he
thought that vision was, Scrivner said "as far as asking exactly what his
vision is right now, I don't know that I could answer that."