Jefferson City Council makes leadership change
The Jefferson City Council voted unanimously to terminate the contract of City Administrator Steve Rasmussen. The motion, which was passed 9-0 on May 23 in a closed session following a City Council Work Session, is effective immediately. City Attorney Nathan Nickolaus has been appointed interim city administrator. Plans are under way to a establish a search committee to find a new city administrator.
"The City of Jefferson is on the verge of facing its largest economic boom in history," said Mayor Eric Struemph. "The City Council is committed to leadership that will help the city work toward achieving greater economic prosperity."
Rasmussen said he has enjoyed his service with the city. "It is my understanding that different leadership was desired for the new administration. This is not uncommon in this position," he said. "I respect that desire and have no regrets."