Kasson City Council chooses new city administrator
Theresa Coleman of Lanesboro is the new Kasson city administrator.
The Kasson City Council interviewed the top two city administrator candidates before its Oct. 14 regular meeting and voted to hire Coleman.
There were four applicants for the position including Coleman, Robert Midtovne, the city’s community development director Mike Martin and Dean Zuleger. The original interviews were conducted on Sept. 30. The search committee was made up of Mayor Steve Johnson, Judy Ruport, Al Hodge, councilman Coy Borgstrom, Folmer Carlsen and Paul Alberts.
From those interviews the committee narrowed it down to two applicants; Coleman and Martin, based on a scoring system. Johnson told the group that Coleman had the highest score and Martin the third highest score.
Both Coleman and Martin were then asked questions from the council members who were not on the search committee.
Councilman Doug Buck asked Coleman about her priorities for the first three months, six months and one year. “Immediately I of course would like to get to know everyone better starting with the council, the staff and develop working relationships with those folks,” she said. “At six months, it would be to make sure that I am comfortable and familiarized with your policies, procedures and ordinances.”
Coleman is currently the city clerk of Lewiston and also provides administrative services for the city on a contract basis. She also serves on the city’s public utilities commission.