City Manager


Jonathan Douglass
City Manager - Jonathan Douglass
105 E. Center St., Sikeston MO
Phone:  573-475-3708
Email:  jdouglass@sikeston.org

Jon “JD” Douglass began his service as Sikeston’s City Manager in December 2013. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Jon earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. He came to Sikeston from the City of Lawrence, Kansas, where he worked in the City Manager's Office for eight years. Jon is married with five children and he enjoys fishing, hiking, sports and other activities with his family. 

The City Manager's Department is responsible for the administration of all city affairs.  This department directs and supervises the administration of all departments, offices, and agencies of the city.  This department consists of the City Clerk, City Counselor and the Municipal Court Judge and Prosecuting Attorney. 

City Manager Division - Rhonda Council, City Clerk/Public Information Specialist
Provide assistance to the City Manager and City Council.  Additionally, this Division is responsible for all social media, newsletters and website management, Council agendas, Boards & Commission, Ordinance Codification and records retention.  This Division also assists the City Manager/Council in research and special projects.

City Counselor Division – Tabatha Thurman, City Attorney
Provides legal advice and guidance, on non-criminal matters, to the Manager, Council, and Department Heads.  Represents the City in all courts of record.  Drafts, upon the direction of the City Manager or his designee, ordinances, contracts, agreements and other legal documents, as necessary.  (City Counselor is appointed by the City Manager in consultation with the City Council)

Municipal Court Division – Frank Marshall, Judge; Ryan "Kye" Lawrence, Prosecuting Attorney
The Municipal Judge, Prosecuting Attorney and Court Staff are responsible for the adjudication of municipal ordinance and traffic violations, and the collection of all fines and costs assessed by the Court.
Municipal Court Web Page