My name is Kim Everley; I am the City Administrator and City Clerk for the City of McLouth.
I started with the city on October 4, 2009. My career began as the City Clerk. As part of my hiring process, I was required to obtain my certification within 4 years. The certification program consists of Designated Requirements: Attain 60 points in Education and 50 points in Experience. Points are based on content and time of each class. The average point it .5 for a 2 hour class. The majority of the education required is through Wichita State University with materials provided by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. With my previous experience, I was able to obtain my certification as a Certified Municipal Clerk in 3 years. Most clerks require 4 years to complete. I graduated in August of 2012.
In July of 2013 my predecessor left the city. It was at that time that the City Council appointed me as the Interim City Administrator. 6 months later I was appointed as the City Administrator. The Administrator/Clerk position created more work than I was able to fulfill, as a result, the City Council created the position of Utility Superintendent. An interim was appointed and then 6 months later he was appointed as Utility Superintendent. I work with the paperwork side the Utility Superintendent works hands on supervising the Utility/Maintenance workers.
As time went on, our Utility Superintendent position became vacant and we were unable to find a qualified individual to fill the position. Some restructuring of the positions was necessary. The council created a Senior Utility/Maintenance worker position to go with the current Utility/Maintenance worker position. I now oversee the all positions of the Utility/Maintenance workers and the Utility Clerk.
It’s been a pleasure to work in the city where I grew up. We moved here when I was 13 years old. I graduated from McLouth High School in 1981. My children graduated from McLouth and my grandchildren attend McLouth Schools. We take pride in our community!
My goal as City Administrator and City Clerk is to keep our city looking nice, improving streets that are in need, keeping our utilities working as they should, at the same time keeping costs down. Infrastructure is a priority. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean everything is alright. The paperwork shows when we have issues. Those issues need to be addressed before they become emergencies and cost more to repair.
Other duties as assigned: I am your Court Clerk, Floodplain Administrator and Zoning Administrator. Need assistance with any of these items, feel free to contact me.
I am also the President of the Jefferson County Area Chamber of Commerce. I understand that we must shop local to keep our towns alive and thriving. I encourage everyone to shop in your town. It will benefit everyone in the end.
Have a question or concern? Give me a call or e-mail.
Kim Everley, CMC