New city attorney is named

By The Mercury

A Sedgwick County man will become the city’s third attorney this year following the resignation of a woman who had been named to the position in May.

City manager Ron Fehr said Friday he has appointed Bill H. Raymond city attorney effective Dec. 17. He will replace Katie Jackson, whose resignation after six months on the job was also announced Friday

Jackson, who had served as assistant city attorney since 2003, had succeeded long-time city attorney Bill Frost when he retired in the spring.

Fehr said Jackson had accepted a position as associate graduate faculty and academic advisor for the Department of Political Science at Kansas State University, where she will teach courses related to local

government. He said the part-time position will allow more time with her family.

Raymond has served as chief assistant county counselor for Sedgwick, County since 2007. Prior to that he was in private practice in Wichita.

“I am extremely pleased to bring someone with the breadth of legal experience and expertise that Bill will bring to the position of City Attorney,” Fehr said in announcing the appointment. “He will be able to contribute immediately to the city’s legal workload and will be an asset to the city’s management team, to the City Commission, as well as provide effective leadership to meet the current and future demands of our legal department.”

He graduated from the Washburn University School of Law, with honors in 1992.

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