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Schulte sends Mayor and Council resignation letter

Post Date:11/22/2019 3:42 PM



City Manager Troy Schulte today submitted his resignation letter to the Mayor and City Council. His final day of service for the city is Dec. 2.
Schulte has served 10 years as city manager, and a total of 21 years with the City of Kansas City, while racking up multiple success stories: 

  • Balanced billion- dollar budgets during both a recession and an economic upturn
  • Guided the creation and implementation of the GO KC 20-year infrastructure repair program
  • Created an award-winning citywide business plan
  • Expanded the use of data to guide decision-making and to measure results
  • Created a modern streetcar system that has sparked billions of dollars in economic development
  • Brought free public WiFi to the downtown business district and along the Prospect Avenue corridor
  • Increased leadership opportunities for women and minorities
  • A new convention center hotel is under construction
  • A new airport terminal is under construction

“I thank Troy for his decades of service to our city,” Mayor Quinton Lucas said. “The impact of his work will be felt for generations. I appreciate Troy’s participation in our city manager search process and his dedication to ensuring continuity for our City employees during this transition period. I wish Troy and Laurie the best in this next chapter.”

Schulte previously announced that he would leave city service at the end of his current contract, in February 2020. 

Schulte leaves city management on solid footing. Following other top-level retirements, he has promoted Tammy Queen to Finance Director, Donna Maize to Fire Chief, and Teri Casey to acting director of the Human Resources Department.

For more information, contact Chris Hernandez, City Communications Director at 816-513-3474. 

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