Centralia Assistant City Manager / Economic Development Director Selected

July 22, 2020

It’s with great pleasure that we announce that Kathleen (Katie) Plutz has been selected as the City of Centralia’s First Assistant City Manager/Economic Development Director. Katie was selected over a strong field of candidates that included applicants from Illinois, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Katie comes to Centralia with a strong economic development background having worked the last two years as an Economic Development Associate for Invest Aurora. Invest Aurora promotes economic development, through business attraction, retention, and expansion in the City of Aurora. She has her Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Local Government Management from Northern Illinois University. In 2020, she was chosen as American Association of Public Administration (ASPA) Scholar and the Daniel Witt Scholar. She additionally is a graduate of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Basic Economic Development Course and has served previously in the Illinois National Guard and as a real estate intern. Please direct any questions you may have to the City Manager Lowell Crow at 618-533-7622.