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City Administrator Sam Anselm to begin April 19

Sam Anselm of Wildwood, MO, has been hired as the next City Administrator for the City of West Plains. He will begin duties on April 19. Anselm will replace Tom Stehn who has served as City Administrator/Engineer since September 2011. Stehn will retire April 30.

Anselm was City Administrator for the City of Wildwood and City Manager for the City of Joplin. He has 22 years of experience working for municipalities in the state of Missouri.

He has a Master’s in Public Policy Administration from University of Missouri—St. Louis and has a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration/Criminal Justice from Northwest Missouri State University.

“I’d like to thank Tom for his leadership and service to West Plains over the past ten years. I’ve been very impressed with the leadership team that he has helped put into place, and with the level of professionalism and dedication of the other employees I’ve met so far,” Anselm stated.

“I can’t wait to join the team and help the city council, residents and businesses of West Plains build the best community that we can.”

Sam and his wife, Jennifer, have four children.

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