For Immediate Release
September 11, 2020
City of Basehor forms new Municipal Services Department with a familiar face, Gene Myracle, Jr. as Director
The City of Basehor has been recognized in recent years as one of the fastest growing communities in the metropolitan area. In response to this trend, the City is taking a “one-stop shop” approach to deliver construction services by consolidating certain services under the leadership of one department. City Administrator Leslee Rivarola has announced the creation of the Municipal Services Department, which will oversee all public infrastructure and will now include building permits and inspections. “Connecting development and infrastructure needs and amenities during the initial stages of planning through the final state of construction will ensure great outcomes for our community,” Rivarola said.
The City is fortunate to have an experienced leader within its ranks to oversee this transition. Mr. Gene Myracle, Jr. will serve as the Director of Municipal Services. Gene joined the City of Basehor in March 1999 as the city’s first Superintendent. One of Gene’s many accomplishments has been expanding the City’s sewer treatment facility to serve a population of 20,000 residents. Gene has also implemented a street maintenance and rehabilitation program to ensure residents and business owners have well maintained infrastructure. Under Gene’s leadership, Basehor City Park has expanded amenities to include a walking trail, restroom facilities, multiple playgrounds, and four park shelters. Rivarola said of the decision to name Gene the Municipal Services Director, “Gene’s commitment to enhancing services to residents and business owners in our community make him the ideal leader to oversee the newly created Municipal Services Department.”