Mayor, Board Appoint New City Administrator
For the first time in more than 25 years, the City of Grandview has a new City Administrator. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen appointed Cemal Umut Gungor (pronounced juh-MALL GUN-gore) to Grandview’s highest non-elected position at its session on Tuesday, January 23.
“Our nationwide search led us right back to our own City Hall,” shared Mayor Leonard Jones. “The Board of Aldermen and I are confident Cemal is the right person to lead Grandview into the future and look forward to working together on our vision for Grandview.”
Gungor has served as Grandview’s Director of Finance/CFO/Treasurer since 2014. During that time, he has created a culture of progressive programs leading to millions in cost-savings for the City and taxpayers. His data harvesting and analytics led Government Finance Officers Association to name Grandview one of its Top Ten Revenue Forecasters; and in 2017, Kansas City Business Journal named Gungor CFO of the Year Award.
“I’m grateful and excited for this opportunity to work with City leadership,” beams Gungor. “We’re going to build on the momentum we’ve got going in this great city.”
Gungor replaces former City Administrator Cory Smith who retired at the end of 2017. Smith spent 26 years on the job, making him one of the longest serving City Administrators in the Kansas City metro area.