City Manager candidates begin arriving in KCMO for interviews

The City of Kansas City is expected to draw closer to selecting a new City Manager this week and next.

Each of the four national finalists visit Kansas City for interviews with Mayor Quinton Lucas and City Council members beginning Monday, Sept. 21 and running through Friday, Oct. 2.

“The City Council and I are looking forward to welcoming each of these highly qualified candidates interviewing for Kansas City Manager and hearing their innovative ideas which will shape our City for decades to come,” said Mayor Lucas. “I look forward to introducing these finalists to our community.”

Click here to learn more, including access to each of the candidates’ biographical profiles. The interview schedule features:

  • Milton Dohoney Jr., Assistant City Manager, Phoenix, AZ – Monday, Sept. 21
  • Janice Jackson, Principal, Janice Allen Jackson and Associates, LLC, Augusta, GA  – Friday, Sept. 25
  • Kevin Jackson, Deputy City Manager, City of Long Beach, CA – Monday, Sept. 28
  • Brian Platt, City Manager, Jersey City, New Jersey – Friday Oct. 2

Residents will have a chance to meet the candidates, at least virtually, and to then complete a survey to provide the City with feedback on each candidate. After the interviews, the mayor and council will conduct follow up meetings and negotiations with the selected candidate. City officials expect the new City Manager will start on Jan. 4, 2021.

National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday

To get everyone ready for election day, the Kansas City Public Library is participating in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 22. During Pop In Pick Up hours – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, anyone can stop by any of the 10 Library locations to pick up a voter registration postcard.

More information about National Voter Registration Day and the Library’s participation can be found here.