Jerome Names Choice For City Administrator Position
Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - The Jerome City Council has announced they want to hire the current Twin Falls Assistant City Manager. Plans are to confirm Mike Williams as the new Jerome city administrator.
The City Council will discuss and intends to approve Mike Williams on January 21 at 5:30pm, according to a news release issued by the city.
Mayor Davis said “I am thrilled to recommend that the City Council hire Mike Williams as Jerome’s next City Administrator. His knowledge, experience and dedication to our community are exceptional. We will be lucky to have him lead our organization.”
According to the news release, Mike Williams has served as the Assistant to the City Manager in Twin Falls since September of 2011. During his time with the City of Twin Falls, Williams has worked at length with the City's departments through the City's strategic plan, the development of the City's budget in addition to many other projects. Williams has played an active role in economic development initiatives with his position on the City's Economic Development 'Ready Team.'
Previous to his employment with the City of Twin Falls, Williams was the Vice-President of Government Relations and Team Lead for Zions First National Bank where he built and maintained relationships with local governments and public officials in all of Idaho.
Williams received a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Boise State University in May of 2008, earning recognition in the Pi Alpha Alpha Honors Society. While studying at Boise State University, Williams received his first experience in local government through working in an internship capacity with the City of Jerome in the summer of 2007. Williams did his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University - Idaho, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Business in 2005.
Williams has served the community as a Scout Master for a local Boy Scout troop, and has volunteered as a coach for several local youth sports teams. He has also been very active in local government professional organizations. Williams, a Jerome native, is married to his wife Kelly. They have two daughters, Rylie and Kailin.