Strahl was originally approved for the city administrator position in September 2017 by Mayor Bill Hennessy and the City Council.
Prior to serving the city of O’Fallon, Strahl served for 23 years as the assistant village manager and acting village manager for Mount Prospect, Illinois. He has a master’s degree in public administration, urban management from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor of science degree in political science from Manchester College. He is a member of the International City/County Management Association and the National Public Employee Labor Relations Association.
O’Fallon Assistant City Administrator Lenore Toser-Aldaz has assumed Strahl’s responsibilities in the short-term. Toser-Aldaz joined city staff in 2011.
According to Tom Drabelle, O’Fallon’s communications director, discussions regarding the long-term state of the position and refilling it have begun.