Raymore City Manager Eric Berlin has announced that he is leaving his post next month.
“It has been my great honor and privilege to serve the governing body and the citizens of Raymore, and to serve with this outstanding city staff,” Berlin said.
Berlin, who has served as the city manager since 2003, submitted his resignation to the Raymore City Council at their May 12 meeting. Berlin has accepted the position of city administrator in North Kansas City.
"In the past eleven years, Raymore has experienced dramatic growth and development. City Manager Eric Berlin was an integral part of the stability the City experienced during that period,” Raymore Mayor Pete Kerckhoff said. “Mr. Berlin's leadership helped to create and develop a very capable City Staff with excellence at all levels.”
Berlin’s last day in Raymore will be Wednesday, June 11.
“In my time remaining, I will do everything possible to leave the city in good shape for the transition to a new city manager,” Berlin said. “I will gladly be available, upon my departure, for consultation on any Raymore matter on which I may provide assistance.”
Before coming to Cass County, Berlin served as the city manager in Platteville, Wis., and Spring Hill, Kan. He also worked in assistant roles in Greenbelt, Md., West Palm Beach, Fla., and Charlottesville, Va.
“His openness with communication helped to develop an enviable relationship between the city, the business community, and the citizens of Raymore,” Kerckhoff added.
“Mr. Berlin can be justifiably proud of his time with Raymore. I thank him for his service to the city and wish him all of the best as he takes on new challenges in his career.”
Assistant City Manager Jim Feuerborn will serve as an interim city manager until Berlin’s replacement is hired.