Park Rapids Council moves forward on vacancies: Candidates for administrator are narrowed to six
The Park Rapids Council narrowed the field of candidates for administrator from nine to six Tuesday night. The goal is to have a successor to Brian Weuve on board in February. Consultant Jim Brimeyer said he was impressed with the number of appli...
The Park Rapids Council narrowed the field of candidates for administrator from nine to six Tuesday night.
The goal is to have a successor to Brian Weuve on board in February.
Consultant Jim Brimeyer said he was impressed with the number of applicants for the position - 24. Moorhead received 18 and pays much more, he said.
Council members received information on each applicant prior to the meeting. Tuesday night, Brimeyer led a brief discussion on each - candidates labeled by number since data privacy laws allow only finalists' names to be made public.
After the review, council members listed their top choices. Clyde Zirkle said he would rather choose six finalists than four and the others went along.
The candidates are:
n Angela Brumbaugh, Park Rapids city accountant/treasurer since 2002. She has an Associate in Arts degree from St. Cloud Technical College and has been in accounting and bookkeeping for 19 years.
n Chuck Dillerud, Lake Elmo, a consultant to shipping and transport companies, was previously Lake Elmo assistant city administrator. He has a bachelor's degree in economics and geography from the University of Minnesota. He has held other positions in both the public and private sector.
n Dave W. Konshok, Park Rapids, resigned his seat on the city council to apply for the position. He has bachelor's degrees in physics and mechanical engineering and a master's in management from Webster University in St. Louis. He served in the US Air Force as a civil engineer from 1988-99 and since 1999 has been in the US Air Force Reserves. Since returning to Park Rapids, he has been involved in the Whistlestop Parcel and Minnesota Licensing Center. He is serving on the Park Rapids Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
n Scott Larson, Cambridge, has been a broker/owner of Personal Dynamic Resources since 1996. From 1976-96, he was Cambridge city administrator. He has a bachelor's degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter and has served as chief of the Cambridge Fire Department and on the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.
n Thomas Macaulay, New Ulm assistant city manager since 1987, holds a bachelor's degree from St. John's University, Collegeville, and a master's in public administration from Montana State University, Bozeman.
n Karla McCall, Perham's interim city manager, has a background in accounting and finance. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from California State University, Fresno.
Interviews with five candidates will be held Saturday, Jan. 12; one who had a previous commitment will be interviewed prior to that date.