Leslee Rivarola is an Instructor with the KU Public Management Center. Leslee received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University and a Master’s of Public Administration from KU. Leslee is a driven public management professional with a diverse skill set of leadership, personnel development, project management, and communications experience in various areas of public administration. Leslee has progressed through a number of roles in city government, where she served in the field as a Code Enforcement Officer, Public Works Director, and various upper management roles including City Administrator for a small suburban municipality in the Kansas City region. Leslee owns an independent consulting firm which focuses on assisting smaller municipalities and water districts in numerous service areas. Leslee also serves as a Commissioner of the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District. Public service runs deep in her family. Her husband is a former city planning director and currently serves with Kansas City's metropolitan planning organization. They live in Lenexa with their large blended family. In their "spare" time, they enjoy traveling as much as possible.