Gardner city administrator resigns
The City of Gardner today announced that Cheryl Harrison-Lee has resigned as city administrator. Her last day as an employee was September 10, 2018.
Harrison-Lee joined the city in 2012 and played a critical role in its progress in the areas of strategic planning and economic development. Her six years of dedicated service encompassed many significant accomplishments for the city, including the update and completion of several visionary documents such as its comprehensive plan, land development code, economic development strategy and incentive policy, annexation strategy, and capital improvement element. As a result of this careful planning, the city secured approximately $200 million in current and future development.
Also during Cheryl’s tenure, the city received several awards and recognitions, including three Distinguished Budget Presentation awards from the Government Finance Officers Association; an Innovative Recreation Program award from the Kansas Parks and Recreation Association; and the Healthy KC “Silver” Level Certification. The city also most recently received a Certificate of Excellence in Performance Management from the International City/County Management Association for its strategic plan, performance dashboard and public engagement efforts.
“On behalf of the city, I want to thank Cheryl for her contribution in positioning Gardner for business expansion and economic growth,” said Mayor Steve Shute. “She helped set the framework, and we will continue to build upon her legacy to see our complete vision come to fruition.”
The city will soon announce an interim city administrator and begin the process of a nationwide search to identify qualified candidates to permanently fill the position.