Rising city manager selects new deputy

Deputy City Manager Kim Kiefer has selected her replacement for when she moves up to be the manager.

She has selected Rob Steedle, who has worked with the city since 1992 on various projects, and will start April 1, the day after City Manager Rod Swope leaves for retirement.

“I looked for someone within the organization that had budget, supervisory, and project management experience, as well as an understanding of the various departments and division within the CBJ," Kiefer stated in a release. "Rob stood out as being very qualified for the job.”

Steedle started as a program analyst and was promoted four years later to management information systems director. He most recently worked on the city's software conversion project.

Steedle has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast.

Kiefer's statement said Steedle has worked with the different departments on technology needs and worked to consolidate dispatch for fire and police, on ambulance billing and telephone replacement.

“I am eager to step into this new role, and I am looking forward to supporting the CBJ’s departments in accomplishing their goals," Steedle said in a statement. "I am confident that Kim and I will be a strong and balanced team that will work effectively in leading the CBJ.”

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