“Meet and Greet” scheduled for final 4 Joplin City Manager candidates

Joplin City hall building

JOPLIN, Mo. – A public “meet and greet” is scheduled for the final four Joplin City Manager candidates.

Residents can meet the following candidates on Feb. 24, at 11:10 a.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

  • Darin Chappell from Chillicothe, Mo.;
  • Nick Edwards from Lee’s Summit, Mo.;
  • Shawn Henessee from Clark County, Wash.; and
  • Leonard Sossamon, Hernando County, Fla..

The City Manager position opened after Sam Anselm resigned in March 2019.

Joplin City Manager Candidates – Bio Sheet

Darin Chappell

  • 2017- Present –City Administrator for the City of Chillicothe, MO.
  • 2012 – 2017 – City Administrator for the City of Bolivar, MO.
  • 2011 – 2012 – City Administrator for the City of Seymour, MO.
  • 2005-2010 – Senior Analyst for the Missouri Local Government Program; Springfield, MO.
  • Master of Public Administration, Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science (summa cum laude) Southwest Missouri State University
  • United States Navy and Army Reserves (1986- 1994)

Nick Edwards

  • 2010 – 2019 – Lee’s Summit, MO
  • Assistant City Manager (2017 – 2019)
  • Director of Administration (2015 – 2017)
  • Assistant to the City Manager (2014- 2015)
  • Management Analyst (2011 – 2014)
  • Public Works Management Analyst (2010 – 2011)
  • Master of Public Administration, Missouri State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Southwest Missouri State University
  • ICMA member
  • United States Marine Corps (1999 – 2003)

Shawn Henessee

  • 2018 – Present – County Administrator for Clark County, WA
  • 2017 – 2018 – City Administrator for Pleasant Hill, MO
  • 2015 – 2017 – County Administrator for Marinette County, WI
  • 2002 – 2015 – Assistant Director, Jackson County, MO
  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • MA – Political Science, University of Kansas
  • BA – Political Science, Wichita State

Leonard Sossamon

  • 2012 – 2019 – County Administrator for Hernando County, FL
  • 2006 – 2012 – Consultant, Jordan Brown Management Corporation/Chief Operating Officer of Alliance Development Group
  • 2004 – 2006 – County Administrator for Newberry, SC
  • 1998 – 2003 – Founder, Hunter & Brown, Inc. (a downtown redevelopment company)
  • 1985 – 1998 – City Manager of Concord, NC
  • 1980 – 1985 – Planning and Community Development Director, Concord, NC
  • MA – Urban Geography, emphasis on city/county planning and economic development, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • BA – Political Science, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

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