Pleasant Hill Mayor Sara Kurovski has been hired by West Des Moines-based convenience store chain Kum & Go LC as the company's sustainability manager. Kurovski will continue to serve as mayor of Pleasant Hill, which is a part-time position. "What was attractive to me about Kum & Go is that they have such an impact on the communities they're in," Kurovski said. "I'm very much looking forward to getting started; I'm sure there will be tremendous opportunities for me while I'm there." Kurovski was elected mayor in November 2013. She had worked for more than seven years for Metro Waste Authority, and most recently was assistant director with Keep Iowa Beautiful. She begins her new position with Kum & Go on July 28.