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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Brenda Wolf Named City Clerk

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(MANHATTAN, KS – October 24, 2019) — City Manager Ron Fehr announced today that Brenda Wolf has been promoted as the new City Clerk for the City of Manhattan. Wolf has served as Deputy City Clerk for Manhattan since 2016.

Wolf will be responsible for internal and external communications in relation to the City Commission, management of the City’s Records Retention and Disposition Program, maintaining records of all City Commission meetings and established advisory boards, and will serve a primary role with public papers, official documents, minutes, ordinances, contracts, resolutions, deeds, easements, and historical records.

"Brenda's strong administrative skills and her ability to provide outstanding customer service, coupled with her Certified Municipal Clerk background, made her the natural choice to be Manhattan's next City Clerk.  Her tenure in the City Manager's Office will make her promotion from Deputy City Clerk to City Clerk seamless," says City Manager, Ron Fehr.

Wolf has worked for the City of Manhattan since 1992, beginning her career with the City as an Account Clerk II in the Finance Department/City Clerk’s Office. She was promoted to Assistant City Clerk in 2008, and then Deputy City Clerk in 2016.

“The wonderful people I work with, who over the years have become more like friends and family than coworkers, along with the challenges of each day, have made this an extremely rewarding environment. I enjoy going to work each day and look forward to serving the City in this new role,” says Wolf.

Brenda’s knowledge of the organization will be a great strength as she accepts the position from retiring City Clerk, Gary Fees.

Fees has served the City of Manhattan since 1999. During his time with the City, Fees held positions as Program Specialist, Communications Manager, and City Clerk. He has served the community by administering special programs such as the Citizens’ Academy, strengthened relationships with the military through planning assistance with the Veterans Day Parade, and has taken minutes for more than 864 City Commission Meetings.  A reception to honor Fees’ twenty years of service and commitment to the City of Manhattan will be held between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1 in the City Commission Room at City Hall, located at 1101 Poyntz Avenue.

 The mission of the City of Manhattan is to sustain order and protect public safety, promote public health, preserve the built environment, and enhance economic vitality. The city supports a regional community in which individuals and families develop and thrive. More information about the City can be found online at, or by following the City on Facebook at cityofmanhattan, or Twitter @cityofmhk.

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