On April 7, Derby City Manager Kiel Mangus introduced the choosing of Megan Sneller to provide as the new Director of Finance. She will officially think the duties as of May perhaps 15.

As Director of Finance, Sneller will serve as a member of the city’s management workforce and participate in a vital function for all town operations. In her situation, Sneller will oversee danger administration, all accounting and budgeting operations for the city, and debt management.

Sneller will swap longtime Director of Finance Jean Epperson, who is established to retire on June 14.

“We are excited that Megan has made the decision to continue and improve her occupation in Derby,” Mangus mentioned. “She has been a fantastic asset about the past 14 a long time, and I appear forward to observing her deliver her practical experience and enthusiasm for general public support into her new management role for the metropolis.”

“Jean Epperson has been an amazing mentor above the very last 14 decades and I have tried using to take in as considerably as I can from her during that time,” Sneller mentioned. “She is leaving the town in a wonderful location monetarily and I program to continue on on that exact same path using all of the awareness that she is leaving with me and the relaxation of our workers.”

Mangus stated there was no dedicated intent to hire from in at first, but stated carrying out so does offer certain rewards – giving Sneller extra time to prepare with Epperson main up to the changeover, although her familiarity with the department is an added reward.

Sneller has labored for the city of Derby due to the fact 2008, currently serving as the personnel accountant. She has held numerous positions in the finance office, like payroll coordinator and office environment manager.

“I grew up in Derby and take pleasure in functioning for the city, so I understood I needed to go on my occupation in this article,” Sneller claimed. “I truly care for the metropolis as an group and the citizens of Derby and am energized about the prospect to lead the office I have worked in for so prolonged.”

“Having labored in different positions in the finance division, I’ve come to be common with the processes in our section as nicely as designed excellent doing the job relationships with the other departments,” Sneller mentioned. “Many areas of this occupation have to have teamwork with others in the firm, so I come to feel as however my preceding encounters within just the town have properly ready me for this new purpose.”

Sneller was born and elevated in Derby and is a graduate of Derby Substantial School. She graduated from Fort Hays State College with a bachelor’s degree in Organization Administration. She is a member of the Kansas Authorities Finance Officers Association (KSGFOA) and has finished KSGFOA Accounting Academy, Kansas Leadership Center Lead Derby and Lead for Transform, and Kansas Municipal Utilities Administration classes.