Elk River city administrator job attracts 71 applicants

Seventy-one people have applied to be Elk River’s next city administrator.

Springsted Inc., a consulting firm helping the city with the city administrator search, planned to contact 13 of those applicants to schedule screening interviews to build on the information included in their applications.

The council has called a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, to narrow the list of candidiates that the council will interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be held Sept. 8-9.

The city administrator position was most recently held by Lori Johnson, who resigned in June and is now the city administrator in Otsego. Bob Thistle is Elk River’s interim city administrator. He is retired and a former Coon Rapids city manager.