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City of Newcastle Management & Staff

All offices (unless otherwise noted) of the City of Newcastle can be contacted by calling (405) 387-4427 or visiting 120 NE  2nd Street (View Map). Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Appointments are available.

Kevin Self, City Manager

City Manager

General Information

The City of Newcastle has adopted the form of government of council-manager, in which the elected Mayor and City Council establish policy. Those policies are implemented by the City Manager who is appointed by and reports to the City Council. The City Manager's Office is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the City's government, including the City's budgets, departments, operations and programs for communicating with the public.

Information available at the City Manager's Office include: City Council meeting dates and times, agendas and minutes; Copies of City Ordinances; City Council voting records, membership lists of City Boards, Committees and Trusts; and City Council Ward Maps.

Current City Manager

Current City Manager, Kevin Self, has devoted most of his adult life to working in the public service sector.  Born and raised in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Kevin moved to Newcastle in 2004 with his wife Summer and three daughters after being hired as the city’s fire chief.

He began working as a firefighter in 1984 and retired from the fire service in 2010 as Newcastle’s fire chief, after a 27-year career.

From 2010 through 2018, Kevin served as the assistant city manager for Newcastle, overseeing public safety, personnel, labor/management relations and negotiations, personnel policy development, and other assigned duties.  He has also served as Newcastle’s Emergency Management Director since 2009.

He has completed undergraduate studies in management and business, and earned a Master’s degree in business from Southern Nazarene University.  Kevin was selected as Newcastle’s city manager in November 2018.

City Clerk

The City Clerk, Camille Dowers, is an officer of the city, appointed by the city manager for an indefinite term. The City Clerk serves as clerk for the council, is responsible for keeping records of all City Council proceedings, maintain custody of documents, records and archives, maintains City ordinances and resolutions passed by the council and Attest and affix the seal of the city to documents as required by law or by ordinance.

City Treasurer

The City Treasurer, Jeanie Skeen, is an officer of the city appointed by the council for an indefinite term. The City Treasurer shall deposit daily funds received for the city in depositories as the council designate and maintain payroll for entire city government.

City Attorney

The City Attorney, Ted Haxel, is the corporate legal counsel for the municipal corporation. The City Attorney provides legal services through prosecution of cases initiated by the City, defends actions brought against the City, provides legal opinions, legal advice on pertinent issues, provides research for the City Council, City Manager, City Staff, Boards and Commissions. The City Attorney attends all City Council meetings, attends various Board and Commission meetings as requested. This position is not regulated by Municipal Code. The City Attorney does not currently maintain an office at City Hall.

City Planner

The Community Development Director and City Planner, Todd Kennemer, maintains geographically enabled databases documenting all the major components of the infrastructure and legally mandated management zones for the City. These Geographic Information Systems (GIS) include, but are not limited to: wastewater collection system, water distribution system and zoning to name a few. This position is not regulated by Municipal Code.

City Staff

The City has other staff that handles other areas of the government needs that are not regulated by Municipal Code. The City staff is dedicated to serving the needs of the community.

  • Executive Assistant to the City Manager: Dinah Alizadeh
  • Cashiering/Receptionist: Starr Reeves-Cox, Charlotte Rose
  • Economic Development: Jeannette McNally (click for more info)
  • City Inspectors: Tim Edwards, Jack Stallings (click for more info)
  • Code Enforcement: Eric Barnett
  • City Maintenance & Meter Reader: Michael Salsman
  • Planning Secretary: Kathy James
  • Court Clerk: Starr Reeves-Cox (click for more info)
  • Human Resources: Doris Raab (click for more info)
  • Water Clerk: Vetia Culp (click for more info)
  • Information Technology: Scott Hannan