Gary Hobbie, Community & Development Services Director
City Manager Names New Community Relations Supervisor
Upon the recommendation of Gary Hobbie, Community & Development Services Director for the City of Salina, City Manager Jason Gage has appointed Steven Rivers as the new supervisor of the Community Relations Division of the Development Services Department. This key position generated 17 candidates from across the area.
After graduating from Kansas Wesleyan University, Mr. Rivers continued to live and work in the area. He taught at a few different schools in USD 305 and held administration positions in Junction City, Salina and Bennington.
Mr. Hobbie believes that Mr. River’s experience with various types of leadership and community building, and his involvement with students, parents and boards, will enable the division to expand their efforts to develop neighborhood projects while continuing to support citizen discrimination issues.
Since the retirement of Gina McDonald, Community Relations Director, the Community Relations Department and Development Services Department have combined their services to better utilize city staff and enhance community outreach programs and services. Mr. Rivers will join the Development Services Department on July 11, 2016.