NEBRASKA CITY - Nebraska City City Administrator Lou Leone tendered his resignation on Tuesday.

Leone, who took the job during the pandemic of 2020,  said finance and budget development are keys to the position. He also lists acquiring a 43-acre site to develop workforce housing among his accomplishments at Nebraska City.

Leone welcomed Adam Rehmeier’s film crew to Nebraska City and appeared in the filming of Snack Shack, which concluded in September.

In September, the City of Hastings named four finalists for its city administrator post, including Leone.

The city later announced its selection of Shawn Metcalf of Rawlings, Wyo., for the job.

Leone is stepping down to accept the city administrator position in Harvard, Ill., which has been proclaimed the milk capital of the world.

His last day in Nebraska City is Dec. 6.

Leone earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill, a paralegal certificate from Loyola University in Chicago and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs.

He was formerly the administrator at the City of Kiowa, Kan., from 2015 to 2019. He then took the administrator job at New London, Wisc., where he served for 10 months.

In a Hastings Tribune story, Leone is reported to have resigned from the New London job due to “some problems in city government there.”

Nebraska City offered the job to Leone after applicant David Todd of Minnesota refused a job offer. He replaced Grayson Path in the position. Path is city manager in Paris, Texas.