Mayor Carson Ross and City Council members on Tuesday unanimously appointed Sarah E. Carnes as Blue Springs’ next City Attorney.
“I am pleased to announce Ms. Carnes will be joining our team at the City of Blue Springs. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and I believe she will be an excellent addition to our staff,” Ross said.
Carnes currently serves as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri where she handles a wide variety of litigation and provides counsel to state agencies, boards and commissions. She also has extensive experience in local government previously serving as a Senior Associate for Lauber Municipal Law and as Utilities Counselor for the City of Independence.
"As an Eastern Jackson County native, I have watched Blue Springs grow into one of the top cities in the Kansas City metro,” Carnes said. “I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to serving the citizens of Blue Springs."
Carnes will begin full-time employment with the City on Monday, Sept.19, to begin the onboarding process and will begin official duties as City Attorney Oct. 1, 2022.
Carnes will replace Jacqueline Sommer, who announced her retirement this past summer. Sommer will work with Carnes to ensure a smooth transition of the City’s legal duties.