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Posted on: May 10, 2013

[ARCHIVED] City Administrator elected president of State City/County Management Association Board

Blue Springs, Mo. – City Administrator Eric Johnson has been elected president of Missouri City/County Management Association (MCMA) Board. Johnson has served on the board for the past three years and will serve as president through April 2014, and immediate past president for an additional year. Board elections were at the annual MCMA conference on Thursday, May 2 in Lake Ozark, Mo.

“I want to congratulate Eric for taking the initiative to serve as president of the MCMA board. Eric was selected by his peers because of his expertise in city administration, proven leadership and commitment to bettering local government and the City of Blue Springs,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “Eric is known for being an effective city administrator in the Kansas City region and enjoys widespread respect from everyday residents, business leaders and public officials alike.”

Eric Johnson was appointed City Administrator on January 1, 2006, following the retirement of Fred Siems who served as the Blue Springs City Administrator for over 27 years. He is the second City Administrator in the history of Blue Springs and also served as the Assistant City Administrator from July 1999 through December 2005.

The Missouri City/County Management Association is the professional association of appointed local government administrators in cities and counties. Members are from both small and large, rural and urban communities who share a common commitment to responsible and responsive government, ethical behavior in the public interest, and professional development to enhance the abilities of local government professionals to better serve communities and citizens.

For more information, call Katie Bradley, Policy and Membership Associate at (573) 635-9134.

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