Geneseo City Administrator Lisa Kotter is heading to Moline.
Geneseo Mayor Kathy Carroll-Duda received a letter of resignation from Kotter, effective April 29. The resignation comes as Kotter is to be appointed city administrator in Moline.
Kotter has served as Geneseo City Administrator since February 2014.
A native of the Milwaukee area, Kotter earned an undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before earning her master’s in public administration from the same school.
Before coming to Geneseo, Kotter spent 17 years as city administrator for Clintonville, Wis.
Carroll-Duda called Kotter’s resignation “a huge loss” for Geneseo, but added, “I am happy for her and the opportunity she has been given with her move to Moline as the city administrator. She will be a great asset to that community.”
Carroll-Duda added, “It will be hard to replace her as she went above and beyond her role as city administrator. Her collaborative efforts and dedication have helped us achieve many essential improvements to our city. I believe the ground work that she has put in place will allow Geneseo to move forward where our future grows.”
Under Kotter’s leadership, the Geneseo has accomplished projects including the development of two new single-family residential subdivisions, utility projects to include new water facilities, new water and electric line crew buildings, approval of an $8 million wastewater plant reconstruction project and a joint community marketing and branding effort.
“My time in the community has been a true blessing,” said Kotter. “I am proud of the team I have been honored to work with and what we have accomplished over the past four years. While I will greatly miss everyone in Geneseo, I also feel blessed to have been asked to join the City of Moline team.
She added, “I look forward to remaining in the Quad-Cities area and hopefully getting to work together with Geneseo officials on future projects in my new position.”