City Administrator announces retirement, economic developer tenders resignation

Camdenton city officials are faced with the task of filling two of the city's top positions with the retirement of the administrator and resignation of the economic development director.

City administrator Brenda Colter has announced she will be stepping down from her position at the end of January 2014.

Mike Nichols, who serves as the assistant city administrator/economic development director, has turned in his resignation effective Dec. 2.

Colter said the search is underway for candidates to fill the administrator's position. Once that is accomplished, the city will look for an assistant administrator/economic development director.

Although Colter hopes to retire on Jan. 31, that will depend on whether the city has a replacement hired.

"I am a part of the search committee for my replacement and will be a part of getting this person on board and acclimated to the position before my final retirement," she said "We may not get this accomplished by January 31st which will affect my final date."

Colter has been with Camdenton  for 35 years serving as city clerk prior to be appointed to the administrator's position.

She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city, budgeting as well as supervising Camdenton's 45 employees.

After 35 years, Coulter said the decision to retire has been more difficult than she expected.

"It is time to slow down," she said. "However, I want to stay active with the community, continue on the Air Show Committee and with the Optimist Club."