Cape Girardeau deputy manager moving on to become town administrator in Tenn.

Cape Girardeau is losing its assistant city manager. Molly Mehner accepted the position of town administrator in Collierville, Tennessee
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 10:00 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 4:26 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The Cape Girardeau deputy city manager accepted a position with the town of Collierville, Tennessee.

According to a news release from the Town of Collierville, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously to appoint Molly Mehner as their new town administrator.

Mehner will tentatively start her new role on November 14.

“I am absolutely honored to be selected as the Town of Collierville’s next Town Administrator,” she said during the BMA meeting. “We are excited to get here, and we are excited to make it our home for many years to come.”

She will be taking the place of James Lewellen, who announced his plans to retire in 2021. He served as the town administrator for 27 years.

Mehner has been deputy city manager in Cape Girardeau for a little more than seven years and has more than 25 years of experience working in municipal government.

Some of the major renovation projects Mehner has been involved in during her time with the city include the new city hall, the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex and the redesign of Main and Spanish Streets downtown.