August 29, 2015

Cheryl Harrison-Lee accepts city administrator job

Danedri Thompson
Cheryl Harrison-Lee has accepted the position of Gardner City Administrator.
Her signature is on a contract agreeing to take the job.  City officials will likely sign after the holiday weekend.
According to the contract, her first day …

‘Final offer’ made to new administrator

Danedri Thompson
In what council president Kristina Harrison called a “final offer,” city council members authorized Mayor Dave Drovetta to sign an agreement with Cheryl Harrison-Lee to become Gardner City Administrator.
Council members retreated to chambers for 25 minutes …

Gardner assistant city administrator finalist for job in Iowa

The Ames Tribune (Iowa) reported today that Melissa Mundt, Gardner assistant city administrator, is a finalist for a similar job in Ames.
Gardner City Council members currently are seeking to replace former city administrator Stewart Fairburn, who left the community …

OUR VIEW: Solution needed in city hiring saga

The issue: The Gardner city administrator search is in a holding pattern, and there are questions about how consultants involved in the process were paid.
Our View:  The questions must be answered and council must find a way to find

Council members draft profile for city administrator job

Danedri Thompson

Council members worked to create a profile of the person they hope will replace former city administrator Stewart Fairburn.

They aren’t interested in someone who will micro-manage city affairs. Otherwise, the council members did not appear to …