Warrensburg's loss is Minot, North Dakota's gain as Warrensburg City Manager Harold Stewart has accepted the same position with the City of Minot, North Dakota.

On Thursday Stewart submitted his resignation to the Mayor and City Council. Stewart has served as the City Manager for Warrensburg since August of 2015.

During his five years with the City, Stewart made significant strides in the City's economic development bringing hotels, restaurants and convenience stores to the City. Additionally Stewart strengthened Warrensburg's relationship with Whiteman Air Force Base, The University of Central Missouri, The Warensburg Chamber of Commerce, Johnson County and other local partnership organizations.

Additionally, Stewart helped make Warrensburg more livable by being instrumental in several public works projects including traffic signal upgrades, Downtown Phase IV construction and the roundabout at Hawthorne and Maguire.

The City's press release quotes Stewart from his resignation letter, “I genuinely believe that Warrensburg has great leadership in place to continue to forge the future that is so bright ahead of it. I express my sincere appreciation for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this community in such a meaningful way these last five years. My experiences have made me a better manager, and a better person. I will always remember Warrensburg with fondness.”

“The entire Council would like to thank Harold for his service to our community,” said Mayor Bryan Jacobs. “We wish Harold the best and thank him for his many contributions to the City of Warrensburg.”

The City Council will be determining who will serve as acting City Manager effective December 26, 2020, while also starting an extensive search for Stewart's replacement.

Over the course of his career Stewart has also served as the City Manager for Knoxville, Iowa and Ogallala, Nebraska. He also worked for the City of Yuma, Arizona and Douglas County, Kansas.

More information can be found on the City of Warrensburg's Press Release here.


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