Alexa Barton brings extensive experience in a broad array of local government areas including strategic planning, economic development, infrastructure improvements and operations. Alexa received her bachelor’s and master’s degree with honors from Park University. Her career includes time with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City as well as nineteen-year career in local government with Clay County, Missouri where she rose to Chief Administrator and Chief Budget officer. Alexa has also served as the top administrator in Grain Valley and Belton, Missouri before accepting the post with Parkville.
In addition to her college achievements, Alexa is certified through Heartland Economic Development of the University of Northern Iowa, possesses a Certified Purchasing Manager designation from the Institute for Supply Management and completed the Doniphan Leadership Institute certification through William Jewel College.
In anticipation of Joe Parente’s retirement, the Parkville Board of Aldermen engaged Strategic Government Resources of Keller, Texas to assist in the recruitment of candidates vying to become the next City Administrator. Thirty-three applications were received, and the process involved evaluation and research into the applicants’ background and experience in concert with Parkville aldermen. Three finalists were ultimately interviewed by the Board of Aldermen with Alexa Barton being selected for the position.
Mayor Nan Johnston said, “I welcome Alexa to our wonderful community. The Board of Aldermen and I look forward to having her as our new City Administrator.”
Barton will begin employment with the City of Parkville on February 14th.