Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Kansas City Mayor Sly Shuffles Staff



Just a quick note on the ongoing remix as Mayor Sly has been taking a low-key approach for the holidays but still seems to be relying on the consulting firm that helped him claim the office.

Here's a note:

Mayor James announces incoming Communications Director

Mayor Sly James announced today that James Roberts will be joining his office as Communications Director beginning November 28th. Roberts will join the Mayor’s office after nearly a decade in campaign strategy and communications, including work in non-profit, start-up, marketing and political organizations throughout the city and region. He currently serves a Director of Campaign Strategy at the Dover Strategy Group. Roberts grew up in Overland Park, KS and graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School. He attended Kansas City Kansas Community College, and studied History at the University of Kansas. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and son.

“I’m am honored to join the Mayor’s team and humbled to have the chance to serve this amazing city,” said Roberts. “Since his taking office, I have had tremendous respect for the Mayor’s commitment to advocating for smart policies that move our city forward while fostering pride and honest debate. I am thrilled to play a role in continuing the Mayor’s vision for Kansas City.”

“I’m excited that James is joining our team and look forward to working with him and the rest of my team to continue moving Kansas City forward” said Mayor James. “James’ depth in experience will serve our team and the City well as we embrace the opportunities and challenges in front of us.”

Among other duties, Roberts will serve as the media contact and press secretary for the Mayor’s Office.
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9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

The taxpayers have to pay for someone to lie to them.

Anonymous said...

Does he have a college degree?

Anonymous said...

Fuck sly

Anonymous said...

He added another bullshit director to team up with Hernandez?

Anonymous said...

So are the statements he made the type of communication we can expect from the Mayors office now. It is nice that Sly now has someone to talk for him as that is one of his weak points. His inability to discuss some topics without getting arrogant and intimidating will now go away. A mouthpiece with a mouthpiece.

Anonymous said...

If roberts is truly serious about this position, he will not accept pay for it. This is something that should be done on a volunteer basis for the good of the people.

Anonymous said...

The Dover Strategy Group has really cashed in since it found Sly as a client.
Campaigns, staff positions, and so much more.
What's the current budget of the mayor's office up to now?
And the size of the staff in contrast to prior administrations?
No wonder the city can't afford more cops.

Anonymous said...

Suburban know nothing, payoff to Larry Jacob.

Expect Sly to go to work for Kauffman Foundation, since Clinton Administration is a no go!!!

Anonymous said...

Sly working for the Kauffman Foundation would complete it's transition from supporting entrepreneurship to supporting crony capitalism.