November 25, 2014

Unanimous council makes admin job offer

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
After a lengthy search, Gardner City Council members unanimously agreed to start negotiations to hire Cheryl Harrison-Lee as city administrator.
If she accepts the position, Harrison-Lee will replace Stewart Fairburn, who left more than a year ago …

UPDATED: Mundt leaving Gardner for Iowa

Melissa Mundt

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Melissa Mundt, Gardner assistant city administrator and interim community development director, has been hired as assistant city manager for the city of Ames, Iowa.
Mundt, an Ames native, began work for the city of Gardner …

Gardner restarts city administrator search

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Gardner is again seeking city administrator applicants.
Mike Press, interim city administrator, told council members he had received 35 resumes as of Feb. 6. He anticipates about 100 applicants by the end of February.
Mayor Dave Drovetta …

City administrator to leave Gardner for Oklahoma job

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

Gardner City Administrator Stewart Fairburn has accepted a job with the City of Chickasha, Okla. and will start in that city on April 1.

Stewart Fairburn

Fairburn’s resignation with the City of Gardner was tendered Feb. 8 …