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City Administrator - Amber Powers

Amber Powers was appointed City Administrator for the City of Papillion in July 2020. Powers began employment for the City in August 2017 as Assistant City Administrator. 

Powers has a Master of Public Administration degree with a specialization in State and Local Government and a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Political Science and History, both from the University of South Dakota. She received the designation of Credentialed Manager by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in 2018.

As City Administrator, Powers is responsible for the daily operation and overall administration of city government through the performance of supervisory, administrative, and financial functions. The position ensures the efficient and effective implementation of policies and priorities as defined by the City Council. All City departments are under the direction of the City Administrator. The office of the City Administrator is filled by appointment of the Mayor with the consent of the majority of City Council.

Powers was previously the City Administrator/Clerk for the City of Anthony, Kansas, where she served for seven years.

Deputy City Administrator - Mark Stursma

Mark Stursma was appointed Deputy City Administrator in April 2023. Stursma has worked for the City of Papillion for 19 years, most recently as the Deputy Administrator for Community Development and, before that, Planning Director. 

Overall, he has a 29-year career in the field of planning and development, including a variety of experience working in both the public and private sectors. Stursma oversees the City’s Public Safety departments (Police, Fire and Public Works) and its Community Development departments (Planning and Building).

Executive Assistant - Robin Lance

Robin Lance serves as Executive Assistant to the Mayor, City Administrator and Deputy City Administrator. In addition to a variety of specialty work, Lance manages scheduling and often serves as the central communication link for the Mayor's Office and Administration.