by Mike Knaak
St. Joseph City Administrator Kris Ambuehl has resigned, according to a statement from Mayor Rick Schultz.
“While we wish Kris well in future endeavors, Kris will be sorely missed. His ability to handle recent, unforeseen and unheard of events confirmed what an asset he is,” Schultz said in a statement.
Ambuehl accepted the position of director of Client Development position with Bollig Engineering and Environmental.
“I absolutely loved my position at the city of St Joseph, and never thought I would be leaving,” Ambuehl said. “The mayor, council, and staff have been great to work with, which made the decision to leave extremely difficult. That being said, the opportunity to join the team at Bollig was an opportunity I could not pass up.”
His last day at work will be Sept. 4. “I will use these two months to finish my projects and create a smooth transition for my replacement,” Ambuehl said.
The City Council is expected to name an interim city administrator while a search of candidates is conducted. Staff leaders may be assuming some of his duties in the short term, the mayor said.
Ambuehl started as city administrator on Aug. 12, 2019. He replaced Judy Weyrens who retired.