Atchison's Finch resigns; new City Manager sought

(KAIR)--The City of Atchison is in search of a new City Manager.

That follows the resignation of Amy Finch, who held the role for nearly 2-years, beginning her time as Atchison City Manager in early April, 2022.

The search for Finch's replacement began two days following a special meeting of the Commission. Held last Wednesday morning, primarily behind closed doors in executive session, the meeting's stated purpose was to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel pursuant to state statute, with City Attorney Robert Campbell and Human Resources Director Laura McNemee to be included for the discussion.

The outcome of the session was Finch's resignation, saying in a formal letter notifying the City Commission of her decision, that she "will be moving out of town this summer and will no longer be able to continue" in the position, adding that she has "enjoyed working with the Commission, staff, and citizens of Atchison and appreciate the opportunities provided" to her during her time of Atchison leadership.

On Friday, two days following the session, the City posted a notice stating it's seeking "an energetic local government professional" to fill the leadership position, which had been held by Finch.

The City now seeks a qualified individual to fill the position, which carries an annual salary range between $120,000 and $150,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

The first review of resumes is scheduled for May 1.

Finch's resignation becomes official on June 11.

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