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.

Lou Leone, City Administrator

Email: cityadmin@kiowaks.org

Lou Leone has been the City Administrator for the City of Kiowa since November 9, 2015.  He has been recognized by the Kansas Association of City/County Management (KACM) with the Early Career Excellence Award in  December 2016.

Lou holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado Denver.  His local government calling began when he served as a member of the board of directors for a homeowner’s association in Illinois.  He is active in several municipal organizations both local and national.