The City Administrator is the chief administrative officer of the city and is appointed by the Governing Body. The City Administrator is responsible for managing the city’s affairs, including day-to-day operations and the implementation of policies set by the Governing Body. As only the second Roeland Parks City Administrator in city history, Aaron Otto oversees and coordinates the supervision of all city departments.Aaron and the management staff – City Clerk / Finance Director Debbie Mootz, Public Works Director Dave Mootz and Police Chief Rex Taylor – work together to provide high quality services and improve the quality of life in Roeland Park by making it a better place to work, live and raise a family.Aaron is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Kansas Association of City/County Management, Kansas Humanities Council, the Kansas State Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Delta Chi International Fraternity, Pi Alpha Alpha Public Administration Society, the American Society for Public Administration , and on the advisory board for the George Washington University School of Public Policy and Administration. He is a past Rotarian and member of the Kansas Volunteer Commission, Governor’s Military Council, Kansas Leadership Center, Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program, the Council of State Governments Tolls Leadership Program, and Leadership Kansas.Aaron formerly served as the Assistant Kansas State Treasurer and Deputy Assistant State Treasurer for both Republican and Democratic state-wide elected officials. In the State Treasurer’s office he was responsible as chief operating officer for core functions of the office, including over $220M in unclaimed property, over $13B in bond services, over $2.9B in higher education savings, $19B in cash receipts, financial education, information technology, human resources and an office budget of $3.5M with more than 40 employees. He also managed all aspects of the Treasurer’s office including scheduling, policy development, legislative matters, and budgeting. During his time with the Treasurer’s Office he helped double the number of unclaimed property returns over a two year period and increased the amount of funds returned by over 50 percent.Prior to serving in the Treasurer’s Office, Aaron was the Chief of Staff to two Lt. Governors and duly served as a member of two Governors’ senior staff. His experience as a legislative liaison to the Governor had him handling policies dealing with the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Adjutant General’s Department Division of Emergency Management, the Department of Agriculture, the Governor’s Homeland Security Council, the Midwest Governors Association, Kansas Mentors, and the Kansas Board of Regents.Prior to returning to Kansas, Aaron served in the Pentagon and on sea rotations both in and outside theNavy and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. During his time in Washington, D.C., he served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense, on the staff of the Commander of the Atlantic Fleet , in the immediate office of the Secretary of the Navy, and as the Shipbuilding Section Head for the Chief of Naval Operations were he oversaw an annual budget formulation of over $15B.He is a native of Manhattan, Kansas and has lived in Roeland Park since 2006. He attended the London School of Economics, earned a diploma from the Naval War College, a bachelor’s degree from KansasState University and a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University. Prior to completing his master’s degree, Aaron served as a policy analyst intern for the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, Survey and Analytical Team Lead at The George Washington University; Director of Constituent Services in a Kansas House of Representatives Leadership Office, a Tax Examiner & Fire and Casualty Intern with the Kansas Insurance Commissioner’s Office, and White House Intern.