Pierre, SD – Pierre City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier announced today that he will retire next summer.
Schochenmaier, who has served as the City Administrator for more than a decade, will leave the post June 30, 2017.
“I greatly enjoy serving the people of Pierre,” said Schochenmaier. “That made my decision to retire a difficult one, but it’s time for me to start the next chapter of my life.”
Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill praised Schochenmaier’s work as city administrator.
“Our community has been very fortunate to have someone of Leon’s caliber and dedication. Under his leadership, the city has grown into a much more sophisticated, professional organization with a focus on getting the job done. He will be greatly missed!”
In the coming months, the City Commission will start working to find Schochenmaier’s replacement and develop out transition plans.
Schochenmaier has served as Pierre’s City Administrator since 2006. Prior to his position with the City of Pierre, Leon worked in various engineering and leadership capacities for the State of South Dakota