After a lengthy search, Watertown has finally selected their new City Manager, Amanda Mack. Final interviews were conducted by the Watertown City Council on Friday afternoon. Her position as City Manager will become official after she accepts the position and the "papers are signed" according to Mayor Sarah Caron.
Mack is currently the City Manager in Spencer, Iowa. Prior to that she was the City Manager in Canton, SD and the City Administrator in Worthing, SD.
Mack said during her interview on Friday that she was interested in the Watertown City Manager Position for two different reasons…….
Mack holds a bachelors degree in History and Political science from South Dakota State University in Brookings and an Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Dakota.
She completed the IMCA Emerging Leaders Development Program Certification and holds and Economic Development Certification from the University of Oklahoma Development Institution.
Mack was asked about her management style……
The City of Watertown will transition to the new city-manager form of Government on July 1st. The transition will also see a reduction in council members from the current ten members to six and a transition to a part-time mayor.
Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron, City Council President Adam Lalim and Former City Employee Colin Paulson have all announced their intent to seek the Mayor’s position.
A city election will be held on June 15th to determine who will fill those positions.