The City Administrator is the City's chief administrator. The City Administrator appoints department heads and is responsible to the Council for the proper day-to-day administration of all City business, as well as the annual budget.
Scott Flory has served three cities as City Administrator or City Manager, including his current position as City Administrator of Clear Lake, Iowa. He also served in Shenandoah, Iowa and Atlantic, Iowa, his “hometown”. He began his career as Community Development Specialist for the Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO), a Council of Governments, located in Atlantic, Iowa, after obtaining a Master's Degree in Urban Studies from the University of Nebraska - Omaha. As an undergraduate, he attended both the University of Nebraska and Northwest Missouri State University, located in Maryville, Missouri, and received a B.S. degree. Scott is a member of the International City Management Association and the Iowa City Management Association. He is active in community activities including the Clear Lake “noon” Lion’s Club. He is married to Belinda Flory and has two daughters – Morgan and Cassidy.