Contact: Brian W. Silcott, City Administrator 316-794-2441
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The City Administrator directs and coordinates the general administration of the City government. The operations of each department are monitored to assure compliance with policies and legislation established by the Mayor and City Council. Responsibilities include the preparation and submittal of the annual budget, advising the Mayor and City Council on the financial condition and needs of the City and supervision of all City employees.
In addition to the day-to-day management of the City government, the City Administrator is responsible for budget administration, Capital Improvement Program preparation, personnel, community & economic development, and other projects and activities as assigned by the Mayor and City Council. In addition, the Administrator initiates and/or reviews various actions, studies, evaluations, and proposals, determining organizational response and commitment of City resources; and conducts staff meetings, training, evaluations and consultation studies; and responds to inquiries about City Government and meets with citizens.
Goal for the Office of the City Administrator:
•Encourage and promote opportunities for citizenship.
•Provide and communicate quality customer service.
•Build a strong team of citizens, elected officials, and staff.
•Anticipate future service demands and resource deficiencies and be proactive in addressing these items.
•Develop a visually appealing and culturally strong community.
•Commit to a strong financial position.
•Provide excellent and equitable public services that are responsive to the community with available resources.
•Support opportunities that promote sustainable growth, expand and diversify Goddard’s economic base.
Brian Silcott was appointed to the position of City Administrator on March 31, 2008 after the position being vacant for more than 20 years. Prior to coming to Goddard, Brian served as City Manager in the Kansas communities of Sterling (2002-2005) and Osage City (2006-2008). Before pursuing a career in City Management Brian worked for the City of Wichita as a firefighter (1993-2000) and in the City Manager’s Office (2000-2001) as well as the Office of Budget & Research (2001-2002). Brian is currently an ICMA-Credentialed Manager.
Brian is a graduate of Wichita State University majoring in Political Science and has a Master of Public Administration from the Hugo Wall School of Urban & Public Affairs. Brian is an active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM). He has served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas Municipal Energy Agency, Kansas Municipal Utilities, and the Executive Board of the Kansas Municipal Gas Agency. Brian is also a proud member of the following local civic clubs: Lions Club, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Wichita State University Delta Upsilon Alumni chapter as well as the Phi Kappa Phi academic honorary. Brian, his wife Mary Elizabeth, and son Holton are members of St James Episcopal Church where he serves on the Parish Life & Fellowship Committee and Episcopal Campus Ministry team.