Lee’s Summit has eliminated the job of Deputy City Manager Brian Scott, whose last day at City Hall was Friday.
“It has been an honor to work with Brian for almost 10 years,” said City Manager Steve Arbo. “During most of that time, he has served as deputy city manager as well as in the capacity of ‘acting city manager’ in my absence.”
The city is eliminating Scott’s position to reduce reduce personnel costs. Oversight of the Public Works Department is being assigned to Assistant City Manager Daren Fristoe, the Water Utilities Department to Assistant City Manager Christal Weber and the police and fire departments to Arbo.
Arbo said that whether the city was experiencing a drought or a blizzard, he was comfortable leaving town knowing that Scott was in charge of operations.
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“He has provided calm, thoughtful, and strategic leadership during some of our most tense moments,” Arbo said.
Scott coordinated three recent general obligation bonds, totaling $55 million, for new roads, public safety facilities and cultural arts amenities, and he also was a key leader for planning the community-wide strategic plan known as Lee’s Summit 360°: Charting Tomorrow.