Council to Appoint Luke Stowe as interim City Manager


Luke Stowe Credit: Supplied

The Evanston City Council intends to appoint Interim Deputy City Manager and Chief Information Officer Luke Stowe as interim City Manager as the city continues with the recruitment of its next City Manager.

The City Council expects to vote on Stowe’s appointment at its next meeting on Monday, July 11. Stowe will begin his role as interim City Manager on the departure of Interim City Manager Kelley Gandurski on July 12.

“Luke has deep knowledge of our City government as well as the broader community,” said Mayor Daniel Biss. “I am enormously appreciative of his willingness to step into this critical role at this pivotal moment, and I am confident that he will do a wonderful job.”

Stowe has been interim Deputy City Manager since February 2022, overseeing several City departments/divisions such as Fire, Health and Human Services; Finance/Budget; Parks and Recreation; Information Technology; and Administrative Adjudication. Stowe has worked for the city since June 2012 and has held many positions, including Digital Services Manager, Chief Information Officer and Director of Administrative Services. Stowe also served in critical roles for the Emergency Operations Center during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stowe brings nearly 25 years of local government experience to his role. Before his service in Evanston, he held related management and technology positions in Champaign and Lake County governments and the private sector. Stowe was previously recognized as one of the “Top Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” by Government Technology Magazine and was nominated for Local IT Leader of the Year by StateScoop.  

The city will continue to provide the community with frequent updates as the City Council embarks on the search for a new City Manager. 

For more information, call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents can dial 311 in Evanston.

Post Date: 07/08/2022 11:01 AM — Submitted by City of Evanston