County Administrator Selected

Mahesh Sharma

Scott County Board announces Mahesh C. Sharma as selection for County Administrator
May 4, 2016

Jim Hancock, Scott County Board Chair announced that Mahesh C. Sharma of Raymore, Missouri has accepted a conditional offer of employment as the Scott County Administrator. The Board will consider and formally approve his appointment along with the employment agreement at their meeting on May 5, 2016 at 5:00pm. It is anticipated that Mr. Sharma will begin employment on July 5. Mr. Hancock indicated that the Board members were pleased that they were able to attract a candidate with Mr. Sharma’s level of experience and qualifications. His qualifications will allow the County to maintain its quality services and regional leadership role.

Mr. Sharma has 20 years of experience in public service. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, a Masters of Civil Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Kansas. He is currently the City Administrator for Raytown, Missouri. He manages a staff of 224 and a budget of $30M.

Mr. Sharma was selected from a national search conducted by Waters and Company which yielded a field of 36 applicants. Following an in-depth review of applicant qualifications three candidates were interviewed. The candidates participated in an interview with the Board of Supervisors, community tour and had an opportunity to meet with Department Heads and Elected Officials.

The opening is created by the announced retirement of Dee Bruemmer, County Administrator effective June 3, 2016. Additional questions can be directed to Scott County Board Chair Jim Hancock at 563-528-1887.

May 4, 2016