Open House for Outgoing City Manager Scott Meyer
Posted on 05/12/2021

Retirement Open House for
Outgoing City Manager Scott Meyer

Friends, partners, and the public are welcome to attend an open house career celebration for our outgoing City Manager Scott Meyer, Thursday, June 24  from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Osage Centre. Presentations are scheduled for 5 p.m.  Some of Scott Meyer’s 38-year public service career highlights include:
  • Supervised hundreds of projects for the Missouri Department of Transportation including the $100 million Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge construction
  • Oversaw construction and maintenance for Southeast Missouri State University including the initiative to switch the campus from coal to natural gas
  • 12 years as the city's chief operating officer, the longest serving manager in municipal history
  • Instituted over 20 city improvement programs, such as the Neighborhood Development Initiative, Automated Solid Waste, and new Sportsplex, Police Station, Fire Station #4, and several other building and renovation projects.
  • Initiated partnerships with corporations such as the Casino, Passenger Air, Drury SW and Mid America Hotels to facilitate private investment within the community, raising $100+ million in private investment and creating over 1000 jobs.
  • Modernized 911 emergency assistance program by introducing radio interoperability and new CAD dispatching system.
Mr. Meyer’s city management career came with its challenges. He started with the City during the Great Recession and is ending his tenure in a pandemic. But under his leadership, the City not only survived but thrived in challenging times without the layoffs, service cuts, and shutdowns that troubled communities across the nation. He credits all of the City’s successes to the innovative and resilient people of the Cape Girardeau community and city organization. Please join us in celebrating Scott Meyer, his career, and the community he has so faithfully served. Light refreshments will be provided. Masking will be encouraged, but not required.