City Administrator

The City Administrator's Office is responsible for the general superintending control, administration and management of the City. The City Administrator appoints and discharges all employees, based upon the rules and procedures set out by ordinance and resolution. He is ultimately responsible for the preparation and submission to City Council of an annual operating budget. In addition, he forwards formal recommendations for amending/updating the Five Year Budget. The City Administrator works directly with the Mayor and City Council, provides technical assistance and recommendations, and supervises/directs the day-to-day operations of the City.
The City Administrator serves as the Director of Administration and directly supervises:
  • Chief of Police
  • Public Works Director
  • Finance Director
  • Parks, Recreation and Arts Director
  • Planning and Development Services Director
  • Information Technology Director


Mike Geisel was sworn in as Chesterfield’s second City Administrator on August 22, 2016.  He  has a long history with the City of Chesterfield, being first appointed in 1988 as the Assistant City Engineer.  He was promoted to the Director of Public Works and then the Director of Public Services.   Prior to joining Chesterfield, Mr. Geisel worked for the cities of Maryland Heights and St. Charles as well as the Georgia Power Company.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Contact Information

Michael O. Geisel
City Administrator