You can remove the “interim” from Rhonda Lewsader’s job title.
Springfield City Manager Jason Gage announced Friday that Rhonda Lewsader is the new City Attorney for Springfield. Lewsader had been serving as the city’s interim City Attorney following the departure of Frank Romines.
Lewsader has worked for the city almost 19 years and was the city’s Deputy City Attorney prior to her promotion. She will officially take the job on December 16 with a salary of $148,000.
“[Rhonda] is very bright and has done an excellent job managing the Law Department,” Gage stated in a press release. “The City benefits from her quality legal analysis and advice and I am very excited to make her an official member of the City’s Leadership Team.”
The City Attorney assists City Council and city staff with municipal law and is the city’s legal representative in actions involving the city. She will oversee a department of 20 employees.
Lewsader is a graduate of Missouri State and obtained her law degree from Washington University School of Law. Prior to joining the city in 1999, she worked as a public defender.