A research attorney with the League of Kansas Municipalities will become Lawrence's next city management analyst.
Dave Corliss, who has been with the League since 1987, will begin his duties Monday, City Manager Mike Wildgen announced this morning.
Corliss, a Lawrence resident, earned his bachelor's degree, master's degree in public administration and law degree from Kansas University. His experience includes a one-year internship with the city of Wichita.
"I think he'll be a welcome addition to the city staff," Wildgen said. "Dave has a lot of legislative experience. He's got a lot of experience with a lot of municipal legal matters."
Corliss fills the position vacated by Kelly Arnold, who left the city in October to become assistant city manager in Laramie, Wyo.
The city management analyst is the third major post in the city manager's office to be filled in the year since the death of Buford Watson. Wildgen, who had been the assistant city manager for 15 years, was hired to replace Watson. Rod Bremby was hired from Fort Worth, Tex., to fill the vacancy created by Wildgen's promotion.
"I'm looking forward to several years of stability now and being able to concentrate on the goals we have here, rather than having to look for somebody new," Wildgen said.
Corliss will receive a salary of $33,300, Wildgen said.