The City Administrator

The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the City. The administrator coordinates, implements and manages all programs and activities of the City, consistent with the policies set forth by the Mayor and City Council.

Specific operating responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and directing the day-to-day operations of all City departments and personnel.
  • Preparing the City's annual operating budget.
  • Developing and implementing the City's capital improvement plan.
  • Administering personnel policies and labor agreements.
  • Providing liaison and continuing communications with offices and agencies not under the City Council's jurisdiction or policy control.

City Administration Staff

 

Lew Steinbrecher, City Administrator

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(309) 734-2141 • (309) 734-4943 (fax)

 

Lew Steinbrecher has spent over 40 years in local government, most recently as Moline's city administrator, a job he held for 12 years before retiring last November. Mayor Rod Davies was able to coax him out of retirement to help run Monmouth for the rest of the year.
 
Lew is originally from a small town in southern Michigan and has been a municipal manager for six different communities in the Midwest, including Albion, Michigan, which is very similar to Monmouth with a population of 10,000 people, a small private four-year liberal arts college, and a sizeable diverse population. He also served as the economic development director for a regional planning agency at the beginning of his 42-year career.

He has an undergraduate degree in community planning and development and a Master of Science degree in administration. Lew started working for the City of Monmouth on May 31 and is excited to work with community leaders along with Mayor Davies and the City Council members to advance the various economic development projects already in progress, as well as several planned public infrastructure improvement projects soon to begin construction.


 

Jan Helms, Executive Administrative Assistant

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Marcum Spears, City Attorney

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Brenda Boydstun, Account Manager and Affirmative Action Officer

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Kenneth Helms, Director of Information Technology

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Chad Braatz, Sustainability Coordinator

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