City of Kirkwood Administration

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The City of Kirkwood’s Charter places legislative and policy-making authority with the City Council and administrative authority with the Chief Administrative Officer. The Administration Department serves as an important interface between the Council, the public, and City departments. Department staff bring professional city management and public relations skills to the City and play an important leadership role in its governance. 

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Contact Us

  • Call the main phone number for the City of Kirkwood and select the department you need: 314-822-5800
  • Chief Administrative Officer Russ Hawes: 314-822-5803
  • Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Georgia Ragland: 314-822-5801
  • Human Resources Manager Mollie LeBlanc: 314-822-5809
  • Public Information Officer Beth von Behren: 314-822-5894
  • Find other departments on the Direct Dial List



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