Independence has a new management analyst at City Hall.

Independence has a new management analyst at City Hall.

The City Council Monday night announced the hiring of Zach Walker, who  had previously worked for the city of Kansas City in capital projects.
Walker’s first day is Friday.

The management analyst’s role has been the subject of significant discussion since Tracey Elmore resigned in August 2011 after serving the city for more than 12 years. Elmore has said she left because of frustration in that many of her requests for audits were denied and that she was left without work for most of 2008 through 2010.

By charter, the council is directly responsible for hiring the management analyst, as well as the city clerk and city manager.