McLouth’s Everley recognized by Rural Water Association

Kim Everley

McLouth Administrator-Clerk Kim Everley


Kim Everley, city administrator and city clerk at McLouth, has been recognized by the Kansas Rural Water Association as City Clerk of the Year.
The award was presented during the association’s 48th annual conference in Wichita.
The conference, which was attended by nearly 2,400 people from more than 300 cities and 190 rural water districts, was held at the Century II Convention Center.
Everley has been city clerk at McLouth since 2009.  After accepting the position of city clerk, she learned that important records were missing or worse yet—were lost! Also, she inherited accounting records that were incomplete. She found out that she would have to learn two software systems, an old one then in use and a new software system that was being installed to replace the old one.
Additionally, there were municipal court clerk procedures to learn and implement. With patient tenacity, late accounts payable and receivable were paid and closed, software was installed and operating, and office efficiency improved immensely.  That efficiency is now at an all-time high, according to Mayor Keith Meador.
Everley earned the designation of Certified Municipal Clerk within three years of employment. When the city administrator left for another job, she quickly proved that she could handle many responsibilities in his absence; that recognition by the city council, which then promoted her to city administrator and city clerk.
While she served her community as a city council member before becoming an employee with the city, she also expanded her service by becoming the president of the Jefferson County Area Chamber of Commerce. As well as the courtesy chair for the Kansas Association of Court Management, court clerks association.
Everley has a very busy schedule but when she has time or needs a break, she and her husband like to take their Harley to places they haven’t visited, but only when her commitment to the family has been met.  Her three children and three grandchildren live close by. One of her sons is a Marine who served two tours, one in Iraq and one in Romania. Her second son is an iron worker. Her daughter is in graduate school, studying psychology.
The conference training program included 57 seminars on all aspects of water and wastewater utility operations and management and 331 exhibits of products and services for municipal water and wastewater utilities. Special guest speakers included  Tracy Streeter, Valley Falls, director of the Kansas Water Office, Topeka.

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