Today, Mayor Sly James recommended to the City Council of Kansas City that Troy Schulte be appointed the 16th City Manager of Kansas City, Missouri. The Council unanimously agreed, affirming Schulte’s qualifications and taking a collective step forward.
“I cannot think of a better partner to help move Kansas City forward than Troy. He is not only the natural choice to assume the position of City Manager for our great City, he is exactly who I want for the job. He has spent the better part of his career in service to Kansas City, and it is my privilege to recommend that “Acting” be removed from his title. Troy has a rich array of municipal government experience including serving as the City’s Budget Officer from 2003 to the date of his appointment as Acting City Manager,” Mayor James commented. Schulte’s experience and performance earned him the 2011 Public Administrator of the Year Award from the Greater Kansas City Chapter’s American Society for Public Administration.
Schulte received a Bachelor of Science degree in History in 1992 and combined Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Economics in 1994, all from Iowa State University. He has also completed further post-graduate work in Economics from Iowa State University and received and a Master of Arts degree in Urban Economics in 2002 from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
According to Mayor James, “Bringing Troy on board in this capacity is another step towards bringing a new day and a bright vision to City Hall. I appreciate the Council working with me to take this important step so quickly in my administration. The unanimous vote is strong signal that the Council stands untied behind our new City Manager.”