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Farmington names finalists for city administrator job
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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Six candidates, including one former Farmington City Council member, have accepted interviews for the vacant Farmington city administrator position.


The names of the six candidates were made public early Wednesday afternoon. They include, in alphabetical order:

• Brian Anderson, city administrator in Newport

• Bart Fischer, assistant city administrator/economic development director in Chaska

• David McKnight, former Farmington City Council member and city administrator in Mendota Heights

• Ron Moores, government affairs consultant for the city of Afton

• Bruce Messelt, city administrator in Lake Elmo

• Samantha Orduno, city administrator in Dayton

These six candidates will have their first interviews with the Farmington City Council on Friday, June 24, at Farmington City Hall. A meet and greet event is scheduled for the second floor gathering space at Farmington City Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, June 27. Both the interviews and the meet and greet are open to the public.

Council members then plan to select finalists during a June 29 special meeting. Second interviews for the finalists will be held July 11. Both are open to the public.