Casper City Manager V.H. McDonald named two city employees as assistant city managers, according to a news release Wednesday.

They are Community Development Director Liz Becher and Support Services Director Tracey Belser.
Rather than filling the position with an employee dedicated to that specific job, the duties and responsibilities of the assistant city manager will be distributed among Becher and Belser.

That will eliminate one city employee position, which will reduce personnel costs and contribute to the city’s efforts to align declining revenues with expenses.

“Both Assistant City Managers will retain full responsibility for their respective departments in addition to taking on additional responsibilities,” McDonald said.

Becher will assume responsibility for community relations, legislative coordination, and communications. Belser will focus on organizational compliance and broader support responsibilities.