Members of the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen voted unanimously to hire Happy Welch as city administrator during a closed session following last Thursday’s regular meeting.
Welch will succeed Martin Toma, who announced his impending retirement in December 2019.
Welch brings considerable experience to the job.
He has served as city administrator of three Missouri cities — Festus, Pevely and Harrisonville. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years as a building official with the city of Festus.
Welch, 58, grew up in Winfield, Kansas, and received a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from Wichita State University.
See complete story in the March 25 edition of the Herald.