Jackson County gives okay to hire retiring KCMO city manager Troy Schulte

Kansas City Manager Troy Schulte, who will soon work for Jackson County
Photo credit Kansas City Communications Office

Kansas City, MO - KCMO city manager Troy Schulte is going to work for Jackson County sooner than expected, following the approval of an employment contract by the Jackson County Legislature.

Schulte will serve as county administrator, a position that was created for him. His state date is December 9th.

When Schulte originally announced his retirement from the role of city manager, he had planned to remain with the city until February 2020. Last week Schulte announced he was moving up his retirement date to Dec. 2 in anticipation of starting a new job with the county.

Schulte's salary will not change much. He makes $219,000 a year with Kansas City. His contract calls for $220,000 at Jackson County.

Schulte has worked in Kansas City government more than two decades and has served as city manager about 10 years.

Jackson County Executive Frank White released a statement shortly after the approval, saying Schulte will help White's office with day-to-day operations.