Leadership, Ethics, and Trust

Charting a Career Path: An Interview with Nickie Lee

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Jara Kern, writer with Right Angle Studio, spoke with Nickie Lee, the deputy city administrator for the City of Prairie Village, Kansas, about charting a career path in public service, how finance directors can move into city management, and how best practices and trends are changing over time. Nickie started with the City of Prairie Village as finance director before moving into her current position in June 2022. Before that, Nickie served in various executive roles, including as the finance director for the City of Topeka, Kansas, and the assistant city administrator for the City of Smithville, Missouri. Nickie is a member of GFOA’s Budget Committee and is the treasurer for her local chapter of Women in Public Finance.

  • Publication date: April 2023
  • Author: Jara Kern