The City of Sedalia operates a Council-Administrator form of municipal government. The City Administrator is the chief operating officer of the city and is appointed by the City Council. The Administrator is responsible to the Mayor for the administration of all city affairs. The City Administrator directs and supervises the administration of all departments, offices and agencies of the City except as otherwise provided by ordinance.
Kelvin Shaw became the City Administrator for the City of Sedalia on November 13, 2017.
Mr. Shaw and his family have made Sedalia their home for many years and have deep roots in the community. All four of his children are Smith-Cotton graduates and his wife, Susan, is a long-term Sedalia 200 School District employee. He is a graduate of nearby Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting.
Mr. Shaw, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), previously served as the City of Sedalia Finance Director starting in 2014 before being appointed as the City's Interim City Administrator in September of 2017. In addition to his experience with the City, he has extensive private sector accounting, finance and management experience. Shaw spent much of his career in the management of manufacturing organizations, which along with his finance expertise will serve the City well in its economic development efforts. Likewise, this background brings a business operational perspective to the City yet is balanced with a firm understanding of the rules and regulations required of municipal operations.
City Hall - Office 200
200 S. Osage Avenue
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (660) 827-3000 x1104