Shawnee city manager Carol Gonzales announces resignation

Shawnee city manager Carol Gonzales will leave her position next month after more than a decade on the job.

The city released a statement today acknowledging that her last day will be Nov. 15.

Gonzales will be joining the leadership team of the Mid-America Regional Council as the Director of Finance and Administration.

According to its website, MARC is a nonprofit association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region.

It is governed by a Board of Directors made up of local elected officials, it serves nine counties and 119 cities.

Gonzales joined Shawnee’s staff in December 1998 and was promoted to city manager in 2005.

“It was with mixed emotions that I informed Mayor Distler last night of my decision,” Gonzales stated in the release. “I am so proud of the people in this organization and all we have accomplished. I know the city will continue to grow and prosper, and citizens will continue to enjoy a high level of service from the talented professionals working at the City. At the same time, I am excited and honored to continue my public service career at MARC, an outstanding organization with significant regional impact.”

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