Milan native Crystal Bupp has been introduced as the new city administrator. She takes over for Fred Ventresco who stepped down in February after two and a half years on the job. Bupp says she’s excited to support her hometown.

Bupp most recently served as the executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party in Jefferson City. She also worked in several different roles for former Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. Bupp says these roles have helped prepare her for becoming a city administrator.

Milan was recently accepted into the Missouri Main Street Connection Program. Bupp says that program will be one of her early focuses.

Bupp and her husband Michael moved back to Milan in September 2017. They’re expecting their first child in May.