Staff Profile: Doug Wesselschmidt
Staff Profile: Doug Wesselschmidt

Development Services Director/City Engineer Doug Wesselschmidt E-Mail

Mr. Wesselschmidt joined the staff at the City of Shawnee as Project Engineer in the Public Works Department in 1985. He was subsequently promoted to Assistant City Engineer during 1989 and to City Engineer during 1991.

With staff restructuring by the City Manager, the Development Services Department was created and Doug was appointed the Director of the Department in 2007. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla in 1983.

Doug worked for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department for two years before joining the City of Shawnee. While working for the City, Wesselschmidt received his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas. He is active in professional organizations such as the American Public Works Association and served as the Kansas City Metro Chapter president in 2003.

Doug was picked one of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the year by the international organization in 2005. Outside of the City, Doug is active in Rotary International and served as president of the Shawnee Rotary Club during the 2008/2009 year.