KC Mayor Sly James announces new chief of staff

According to an announcement made today by the Office of Kansas City, the Mayor’s Chief of Staff of John McGurk will be taking a new position in the private sector at the end of October. Mayor Sly James previously said he will run for a second term in 2015.

McGurk has served as the Mayor’s Chief of Staff since the beginning of the administration in May of 2011 after working with the Mayor on both his campaign and transition team.   “Although my time in City Hall is coming to a close, I will always be an advocate for moving our City forward and for our visionary Mayor.  He has been a true friend and mentor that I know will continue for a lifetime.” McGurk said.

Additionally, Mayor James also announced that he will promote Joni Wickham to Chief of Staff.  She currently serves a Director of Public Affairs and moved to Kansas City from Jefferson City immediately after Mayor James’ election.


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