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tdougherty5Toby Dougherty was appointed to the position of Hays City Manager on August 1, 2007. Toby previously served as Assistant City Manager since March of 2005.

Prior to coming to Hays, Toby served as the City Administrator in Gallatin Missouri. Before pursuing a career in City Management, he worked in the transportation industry for 12 years. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas majoring in Political Science and Public Service/Civic Leadership. Toby is also a graduate of the University of Kansas' Certified Public Manager program. 

Toby's responsibilities as the Hays City Manager include acting in the capacity of chief administrative officer of the City. He is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the City Commission. The City Manager is directly responsible for the daily operation and administration of the City's organization and hires employees to aid in these functions. Employees are divided into ten departments, with each headed by a Director appointed by the City Manager.

Toby and his wife Karen have two children, Robyn and Thomas. Toby can be reached at (785) 628-7320, or tdougherty@haysusa.com.



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