About the City Administrator

The city administrator is responsible for administration of the City’s affairs and day-to-day operations. The city administrator is guided by the policies set by the City Council, and works at their pleasure in accordance with the terms of an employment agreement.  The city administrator is responsible for oversight of all City employees, organized in a structure of departments, and designed to efficiently deliver high quality projects, programs and services to the public.

Rusty Varnado, City Administrator

Email: cityadmin@kiowaks.org

Rusty Varnado was appointed as the City Administrator for the City of Kiowa October 22, 2019.  He is a former United States Army Field Artillery officer and a native of West Monroe, La. 

Rusty holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Louisiana Monroe and a Master of Arts degree from Liberty University.  He is a graduate of the Kansas University’s Certified Public Manager course and is pursuing his M.P.A. His local government service began when he transitioned from military.  He is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and numerous other civic as well as professional organizations. He is married to the former Ms. Melody Weston from Hebert, La. They have three children: Jacob, Emily, and Andrew.