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Monday, July 28, 2014
Peter Edwards named new Joplin city attorney
(From the City of Joplin)
Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert has announced that the Joplin City Council recently voted to hire Peter Edwards as the Joplin City Attorney.
“We selected Peter because of his strong knowledge and experience with municipal law, contractual law and ongoing work with the City of Joplin,” said Mayor Seibert. “Because of his longevity, he has a broad knowledge of numerous community projects completed in past years, and those proposed and in development as we continue to rebuild our city during the recovery process. He will be a great asset to the City and to the Council.”
Edwards has served as the Assistant City Attorney for Joplin since September 2002.
The position became open upon former City Attorney Brian Head’s resignation in May this year to take the City Attorney post in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Edwards was named as Interim City Attorney upon Head’s departure during the search for the City Attorney position.