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After an extensive search and two rounds of interviews, Andy Kass was named the new City of Waukee Community Development Director. Kass has been with the City of Waukee since December 2013, having served as Planner II, Senior Planner and Planning Coordinator. He worked as a planner in Champaign County, IL prior to coming to Waukee. In his new role, Kass will be responsible for leading and directing the operations/functions of the Community Development Department (planning, building and code enforcement, and economic development divisions). He will continue to play an active role in the development review process and will head up future long-range planning initiatives.
“I am most looking forward to leading a high performing team through record growth,” Kass said about the promotion. “I’m excited for the opportunity to help shape the future of Waukee.”
He steps in following Brad Deets’ move to Assistant City Administrator.
“Andy has played a key role in Waukee’s development success and has grown as a leader in recent years,” said City Administrator Tim Moerman. “Congrats to Andy – he and the Community Development team members have what it takes to thrive amid the challenges of being a high-growth community.”
Kass holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a master's degree in Urban & Regional Planning, both from the University of Iowa. He also has his AICP Certification.