Marysville Has a New City Administrator

By Ryan Duey

Joshua Haverkamp, Marysville’s new city administrator, has been eager to move back to rural Kansas. Professionally, he said, he wants to take the next step to develop his skills as an administrator.

He will start working in Marysville on April 8th. The Marysville City Council approved his contract Monday night.

He and his wife, Karen, were married in August 2021. Daughter Cecilia was born in June 2022, and the couple is expecting a baby in May.

Haverkamp has been a Cookingham-Noll Fellow in the Kansas City, Mo., city manager’s office where he has worked since June 2022. Cookingham-Noll is a two-year program for recent master’s degree public administration graduates and includes rotations in various city departments.

The council unanimously approved a motion Monday to have Mayor Todd Frye sign the city administrator agreement with Haverkamp.

The contract is for an initial two-year period with an option to extend it for two more years with council approval.

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