UTSA #ELGLInspire Speaker: Kelly Kuenstler

Posted on November 4, 2018

Kelly UTSA

Meet the speakers for the November 7, 2018 #ELGLInspire event at the University of Texas, San Antonio! RSVP online for this event. This event hosted by GFOA, TCMA, and UMAST!

Kelly Kuenstler

Kelly UTSA

City Manager, City of Leon Valley

What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?

Carhop at Sonic

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution?

New Mexico State University

What was/were your degree(s) in?

Bachelor of Criminal Justice/Sociology, Master of Public Administration

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?

All Public Administration Courses

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it?

It costs $0.00 to be a decent human being. Treat others as you would want to be treated. Respect is key!

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

Be The Pack Leader by Cesar Milan – a recommended reading by ICMA

Other than ELGL – do you belong to any other professional associations? Which one(s)?


What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?

Join local TCMA regional meetings for awesome networking opportunities

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).

Spelling/usage mistakes on their cover letter, resume.

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

Look up the definition of “servant leader”. If this is you, you should consider a career in local government!

RSVP online for this event. This event hosted by GFOA, TCMA, and UMAST!

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