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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Merriam welcomes new Assistant City Administrator Meredith Hauck

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Starting today, Feb. 23, the City of Merriam’s leadership team is fully staffed as a new assistant city administrator joins the ranks.

Meredith Hauck, who previously served as assistant city manager in Raymore, Missouri — population 19,754 — fills the spot left open when Chris Engel was promoted to city administrator in August. Hauck’s municipal experience also includes various management roles held during eight years in Riverside, Missouri.

Engel said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the deep, highly-qualified pool of applicants for the position, but Hauck’s diverse mix of skills and experience stood out as the best fit for Merriam.

“She’s been successful in areas that will greatly benefit the city as we carry out the council’s strategic objectives,” Engel said. “She has a really broad range of valuable experience in local government.”

Hauck earned her master’s degree in public administration, as well as her bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Kansas. She is also a graduate of the Leadership ICMA Class of 2013 and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Senior Executive Institute. Meredith is a current board member with The Grooming Project, and an active volunteer with the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault.

“The City of Merriam continues to improve the quality of life for its residents,” Hauck said. “I feel this is a great time to join Team Merriam, and look forward to making contributions to the community.”

 For more information, contact Andy Graham at 913-322-5507, or e-mail agraham@merriam.org.

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