City Attorney/Human Resources

Joni Keith bears the twin titles of Human Resources Manager and City Attorney.   As Human Resource Manager, she develops job descriptions, compiles benefits packages, fulfills the staffing needs of the city and administers City employment practices/policies.  She is responsible for labor relations and performs other functions that relate to the employee workforce of the City.  Joni is also the City Attorney, responsible for representing the City of Ottumwa in legal matters and providing legal counsel to the elected officials and departments.

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Meet Joni Keith

Joni has served as Ottumwa's City Attorney & Human Resource Manager since January 2011. She is an Ottumwa High School graduate (Class of '74) and holds degrees in Law and Journalism from Drake University. Joni and her husband Lloyd have four daughters. In their spare time, they operate Keith Equestrian Center south of Ottumwa, where they run a boarding and training stable.