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City Staff History




The administrative officers of the City (per City Charter, Section 4.1) are the City Manager, City Attorney, Clerk, Treasurer, Assessor, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and per the Charter by ordinance, Assistant City Manager.




David Richards (January, 2017-present)

Robert A. Anderson (April 2015-January, 2017)

Jae Guetschow  (Acting City Manager: August 2014-March 2015)

William J. "Rusty" Geisler (August 2012-August 2014)

Michael D. "Mitch" Mitchell (March 2011-August 2012)

Charles O. "Chuck" Dobbins (February 2008-September 2010)

Thomas G. Johnson (July 2002-December 2007*)

William "Bill" Sinclair (Acting City Manager: Feb. 2002-July 2002)

Matthew Vignealt (May 1999-2002*)

William "Bill" Sinclair (Acting City Manager: July 1998-May 1999)

Gary Carey (July 1996-July 1998)

Douglas Hedges (June 1992-1996*)

Thomas G. Johnson (September 1998-December 1991)

William J. Marx (Before 1977-June 1984)



* Please note that these end dates of service are generalized.  Please contact the City Clerk for actual dates of service.




Lori Vander Clay (January, 2017-present) 

Allyson Hom (April 2013-July, 2016)

Ryan D. Fellows (Acting City Clerk: January 2013-April 2013)

Kim Schmitz (Acting: Oct. 2011; Appointed: June 2012-Jan. 2012)

Sandra White (started March 2008)

Joan Weishupt-Jones (retired February 2008)




Kate Vyskocil (August 2016-present) 

Debra L. Lambrix (August 2012-July 2016)

Dana Pinkert (March 2011)

Susan Rogers (retired February 2011)





Charles Sittig (February 2010-Present)





Larry E. Pitchford (November 1975-Present)





Chris Huston (February 2011-present)

Bill Taylor (1993-February 2011)





Jae Guetschow (March 2014-August 2014)


Ryan D. Fellows (March 2013-January 2014)


This page last updated on 1/23/2017.

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