Melissa Mundt bests 160 candidates to replace Sheila Lundt, who is retiring
By Susan Gwiasda
City of Ames
(April 2, 2012 – 2:30 p.m.) Melissa Mundt, an Ames High School and Iowa State University graduate, has accepted the position of Assistant City Manager for the City of Ames. Mundt will begin her duties on Wednesday, June 13.
More than 160 candidates applied for the Assistant City Manager job posting. Current Assistant City Manager Sheila Lundt, who has served the City for more than 27 years, will retire at the end of April.
“With such long-tenured members in the City Manager’s Office, choosing a new assistant is a rare event,” said City Manager Steve Schainker. “Fortunately, I am confident that Melissa’s enthusiasm, experience, and dedication to public service will help her quickly become a valued leader in our efforts to provide Ames residents with exceptional service at the best price.”
Mundt is currently employed with the City of Gardner, Kans., where she has served since 2003 as Community Development Director, Assistant City Administrator, and Interim City Administrator. Gardner is a Kansas City suburb of nearly 20,000 people. Mundt has also served the cities of Lombard (pop. 42,000) and Highland Park (pop. 35,000), Illinois. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Kansas.
Mundt will be paid an annual salary of $103,571.