Ankeny hires Polk Co. official as city manager

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines suburb of Ankeny has selected the Polk County administrator as its news city manager.

The City Council on Wednesday night chose David Jones, who as Polk County administrator was responsible for administration of county operations, staff and managing the budget.

The council authorized Mayor Gary Lorenz to negotiate an employment agreement with Jones.

As city manager, Jones will oversee a staff of 200 full-time employees and a $100 million budget for all operations.

Ankeny is north of Des Moines and has a population of more than 45,000.

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