Stephanie Dawkins was named Geneva's City Administrator in 2016 after previously serving as Assistant City Administrator/Director of Administrative Services for eight years.
Dawkins brings 23 years of government experience to the position. Prior to joining Geneva, she served as Assistant City Administrator for the City of Merriam, Kan.; Human Resources Officer for Broward County, Fla.; Director of Human Resources for the City of Brighton, Colo.; and Human Resources/Labor Relations Officer for Shawnee County, Kan.
Dawkins holds a Juris Doctor’s degree from Washburn University School of Law and a Masters of Arts Degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Appalachian State University. She was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1997.
Joining Geneva in 2008 as Assistant City Administrator/Director of Administrative Services, Dawkins was responsible for all operations in the Finance, Human Resources and Information Technologies divisions.
As the City's Chief Administrative Officer, the City Administrator supervises all department heads and prepares the annual budget for the City Council's approval. The City Administrator’s Office oversees communications for the City, administers business and liquor licensing, and serves as the Deputy City Clerk. In addition, the City Administrator works with the Mayor to prepare agendas for Committee of the Whole and City Council meetings.