Mark Randall, City of Independence Assistant City Manager, has announced his retirement. Randall has been with the City of Independence for five years and in City Management for 40 years.
“Mark is a legend in local government, and we are incredibly lucky to have had his experience to help guide us over the last five years,” City Manager Zach Walker said. “Throughout his 40-year career, Mark has strived to make the communities he works in better, and he has left a significant positive impact on Independence.”
During his tenure with the City, Randall helped oversee several City departments, served as the Director of Public Utilities, contributed to the development of City policies governing Economic Development, Finance, and Public Art, provided staff support for the Human Relations Commission, Mayor’s Advisory Commission on the Arts, On a Roll Working Group, and the Square Advisory Board, and served as City liaison with a number of civic organization and community partners, including the Square Association, Noland Road CID, the Homelessness Task Force, Englewood CID, Englewood Arts, and the Independence Events Center CID.
“I consider myself blessed to have been able to work in this remarkable profession for 40 years, and I’m very grateful to the local governments I’ve had the honor to serve,” Assistant City Manager Mark Randall said. “Public service, especially city management, is often challenging but never dull. I am proud of the great things our City Team accomplished over the past 5 years here in Independence and look forward to watching this community continue to grow and prosper in the years to come.”
Before coming to Independence, Randall served for 28 years as the City Administrator for Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Prior to that he worked as the Administrative Analyst for the City of Lee’s Summit, and Assistant to the County Administrator for Clay County. Randall is a former President of the Missouri City/County Management Association, Missouri Municipal League Board Member, President of the Mid America Council of Public Purchasing, and Chairman of the Midwest Public Risk (formerly MARCIT) insurance pool. He is a recipient of the MCMA Jay T. Bell Professional Management Award, and the MARC Regional Leadership Award. November 5 will be his last day at City Hall.