The city of Edgerton has hired a community development director. Officials named that Kenneth Cook will step into the role on Nov. 12.
The job will entail managing all aspects of community development and planning for the city, including planning at the Logistics Park-Kansas City. As community development director, Cook will oversee Edgerton’s Community Development Department, including planning and zoning, code enforcement, animal control, and building inspection. Cook will also act as city administrator in the administrator’s absence.
“With the tremendous growth our community is experience, adding a community development director is the critical next step,” Beth Linn, Edgerton city administrator, said. “We believe Kenny’s past experience in planning and development will be a valuable asset to our community.”
Cook most recently served as the planning and zoning administrator for McPherson (Kan.) County. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology from Pittsburg State University, and a master’s degree in regional and community planning from Kansas State University. He also holds American Institute of Certified Planners certification and Certified Floodplain Manager credentials.
“I am excited to become part of the city of Edgerton and to work with this great community as they continue to move forward with their continued growth,” Cook said.