City of Weldon Spring Finds New City Administrator

1/29/2024 | Posted in: News
After a month-long search and many qualified candidates, Mayor Licklider selected Donald Stolberg as Weldon Spring’s new City Administrator starting in late January. The Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Donald Stolberg as the new City Administrator for Weldon Spring. Mr. Stolberg will replace Michael Padella. Michael Padella has accepted the role of City Administrator for Cottleville.
Don Stolberg has seventeen years of experience in municipal government as a police officer, management analyst, and city administrator. He also served in the Marine Corps for twenty-two years. Stolberg has a master’s and bachelor’s in public policy administration from the University of Missouri- St. Louis and an associate in legal studies from St. Louis Community College. “Mr. Stolberg will do excellent in his new role,” said Mayor Licklider, “he has my full confidence and support. He will enrich our community, spur progress, and make a lasting impact for this small town.”
Michael Padella announced his resignation as City Administrator in late December 2023, stating his last day of work would be 01/31/2024. Mr. Padella has accepted the role of Cottleville’s City Administrator. Beginning in February Mr. Padella will start with the City of Cottleville as City Administrator. “We are sad to see Mr. Padella leave us, but we are excited for his new opportunity. He will continue his excellent work for our neighbors in Cottleville,” said Mayor Licklider. At the 01/25/2024 Board of Aldermen Meeting in Weldon Spring, Mayor Licklider made a Proclamation recognizing Micael Padella for his 17 years of Service to the City of Weldon Spring.
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