The Glendale Board of Aldermen on July 2 authorized the hiring of Benjamin DeClue as the new city administrator/city clerk effective Aug. 6.
Police Chief Jeffrey Beaton has been acting city administrator/city clerk since April when Jaysen Christensen, left that position to become Frontenac's city administrator.
DeClue has been assistant city administrator for the city of Lebanon, Mo. He was hired as the assistant to the city administrator in December 2014 and was appointed acting city administrator in June of 2017 when the city administrator resigned. He resumed his post as assistant city administrator in April 2018, Beaton said.
DeClue was selected from 26 applications received by the city, Beaton told the board. His annual salary will be $85,000 under the agreement, Beaton said.
Prior to working for Lebanon, DeClue held city administration/manager intern positions with Festus, Des Peres and Crystal City and also served as a city councilman with Crystal City from 2005 to 2009.
In a statement, DeClue said he is "looking forward to serving the Glendale community and returning to my roots in the St. Louis area. I'm excited to join the city's leadership team and do my part to support staff and the city council to move the organization toward achieving the community's goals."