The city of Nixa changed a leadership role to a full-time position, a move that meant a promotion for a longtime employee.
Effective Jan. 1, Cindy Robbins was promoted to assistant city administrator in a full-time capacity, according to a news release. She previously served concurrently as part-time assistant city administrator and city clerk.
"Cindy has a depth of knowledge and experience which is very valuable to the city. This promotion allows her skills to be applied to special projects while strengthening our organizational structure," said Jimmy Liles, Nixa's city administrator, in the release. "By creating the city’s first full-time assistant city administrator position, we are acknowledging the incredible growth of our community and organization, much of which Cindy has witnessed during her tenure."
A city employee since 1989, Robbins has served the municipality longer than any other current employee. She became city clerk in 2014.
She'll continue as city clerk until Nixa City Council appoints a new person for that position, according to the release.
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