WENTZVILLE (KMOV) Mayor Nick Guccione announced Friday that City Administrator T. Michael McDowell died unexpectedly earlier today.
McDowell, a 40-year veteran of the municipal government, took over as city administrator on March 4th, following an extensive, nationwide search.
“Words cannot adequately express the sadness of the Wentzville family when we heard the news about the passing of Mike McDowell. My prayers and the prayers of the Board of Aldermen and city staff go out to Mike’s wife, children, grandchildren and extended family,” Guccione said.
Mayor Guccione has called an emergency session of the Wentzville Board of Aldermen at 1 p.m. Friday, at the Wentzville City Hall, to name an interim city adminstrator.
Guccione says, "In McDowell's short tenure in Wentzville, he made a positive impact and streamlined the government to better service the citizens".