After two months of searching, the City of Minot has chosen a new City Manager.
Thomas Berry, the Director of Public Works in Meridian, Idaho, has accepted an offer from the City of Minot to become City Manager, a position that has been vacant since August.
He’s held that position since 2008 – and his work has earned him accolades like “Leader of the Year” in 2016.
Before Meridian, Idaho, Berry held positions in Redmond, Washington, and Bellevue, Washington.
An alderman who helped with the search says that experience makes him suited for the job.
(Mark Jantzer, City Manager Search Committee Member) “With his public works background from the job that he’s coming from, a lot of the things we’re doing with flood control and planning – he’ll be well prepared for those. And his leadership and his ability to work with the new city council as they’re seated next spring, I think, will appoint him well for this job.”
A special City Council meeting to consider Berry’s recommendation will be held on October 21st at noon.
If it’s approved, Berry’s first day as City Manager will be December 12th.
Lee Staab, Minot’s former City Manager, currently serves as County Manager in Grand County, Colorado.