The Sedalia City Council met in closed session for personnel matters after the regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 6 to work out terms of an agreement with Kelvin Shaw to serve as City Administrator. Council will be asked to formally accept the agreement in a public meeting on Monday, Nov.13.

Randy Kirby

Mr. Shaw has been serving as Interim City Administrator since Gary Edwards left the position in late September to accept the City Management position in Aransas Pass, located on the Texas Gulf Coast. Following a search for applicants to fill Mr. Edward’s shoes, Mayor Galliher recommended to Council to name Shaw as the new Sedalia City Administrator.

Mr. Shaw and his family have made Sedalia their home for many years and have deep roots in the community. All four of his children are Smith Cotton graduates and his wife Susan is a long-term Sedalia 200 School District employee.

He is a graduate of nearby Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting. Mr. Shaw, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), has been serving the City as Finance Director since 2014.

In addition to his experience with the City, he has extensive private sector accounting, finance, and management experience. Shaw spent much of his career in the management of manufacturing organizations, which along with his finance expertise will serve the City well in its economic development efforts.

Likewise, this background brings a business operational perspective to the City yet is balanced with a firm understanding of the rules and regulations required of municipal operations, according to a press release supplied by the City of Sedalia.