City Manager announces new Finance Director

Kevin PowellCity, Finance

Tom Markus announced the hiring of Jeremy Willmoth as the city’s new Finance Director. Mr. Willmoth brings 18 years of governmental finance and general management experience.

Mr. Markus stated, “During the interview process, I was impressed by Jeremy’s technical skills as well as his leadership and management skills. I believe his skill, experience, honesty, and integrity will benefit not just the Finance Department, but the entire City organization.”

Markus commented further, “Jeremy has an ability to communicate technical financial information to a non-financial audience. His general management background also makes him uniquely qualified to understand how the finance department can support the work of other city operations and help achieve the strategic goals of the City Commission.”

Mr. Willmoth stated, “I am excited about joining a great team of professionals in Lawrence! The more I learn of the community, the more I am inspired. I am excited to be a part of helping Lawrence fully convert the budget using the priority based model for a sustainable future, while embracing the community’s values and culture.”

Mr. Willmoth will start work on November 19, 2018.

Jeremy Willmoth
Jeremy Willmoth

Jeremy Willmoth is a public administration professional with 18 years of specialized fiscal management and solution generation experience.  During his career he has developed and honed skills in governmental management areas of economic development and redevelopment, budgeting, grant attainment, financial management, capital improvement planning, citizen interaction, consensus building, and intergovernmental communications. He holds a Bachelors’ Degree of Public Administration and Masters’ Degree of Public Affairs from Park University in Parkville, Missouri.  He most recently served as City Manager in Winfield, Kansas. Prior to that, Willmoth served as County Administrator in Cowley County, Kansas; Finance Director in Raytown, Missouri; Deputy Director of Finance and Budget Administrator in Jackson County, MO.

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