June 5, 2019

Hannibal, Missouri – The City of Hannibal is excited to announce Lisa Peck as the community’s next City Manager. The announcement follows an intensive executive search by The PACE Group.

“Lisa’s experience in city management and economic development was a big attraction to us.” said Mayor Jim Hark, “Lisa brings a proven track record of leadership and development of municipalities and I feel she will lead the City of Hannibal into the future that is in line with our financial and economic development goals,” continued Hark.

Third Ward Councilwoman Melissa Cogdal added “I am excited to welcome new leadership in our City Manager position. After much time, research, and consideration Mrs. Lisa Peck will begin her service on June 24th. Mrs. Peck brings new vision, ideas, and experience to the position. I look forward to working with her in serving the 3rd Ward’s needs as well as the needs of the community of Hannibal. The hiring process is a long and tedious one that was not taken lightly by the Council and I am ready to see the new leadership working together for the continued improvements and future projects of Hannibal.”

“I feel that Lisa’s interest in restoring older homes is a good fit for Hannibal as many of our historic homes and buildings can be found in the downtown and surrounding Central Park neighborhood area that I represent in my ward,” commented Mayor Pro Tem Dobson.

Peck comes to Hannibal from the City of Fenton, MO where she served as City Manager. She holds more than a decade’s worth of experience in city management and community development throughout Missouri and Illinois. Mrs. Peck has specific experience in community grant-writing, developing short-term and long-term plans for municipalities, and directing city staff to achieve set goals.   

Hannibal’s new City Manager holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, completed coursework in Fundamentals of Economic Development & Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and earned a Professional Community and Economic Developer Certification from the Community Development Council. Some of her previous affiliations include the St. Louis Regional Chamber Economic Growth and Fiscal Policy Committee, the St. Louis Regional Chamber Infrastructure and Transportation Committee, the Leadership Council of the Southwestern Illinois Economic Development Network, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Illinois Federation of Business Women. 

“I am very excited and appreciate the opportunity to join the professionals on the City of Hannibal’s staff,” said Peck, “I look forward to becoming part of the community and working with the Mayor and Council to continue moving Hannibal into the future while maintaining and enhancing the traditions that make this historic city unique and special.”

Peck will assume her new role in Hannibal on June 24, 2019.