By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

Dan Dean Stepping Down At City Hall

He Says It's Time To Retire; Search For Succcessor Begins Immediately


March 12, 2020

Jim Orr / The Observer

Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean, upper left, attends last year's ribbon cutting for Nebraska Coffee.

Kimball City Administrator Dan Dean has submitted his resignation, effective May 7, to Mayor Keith Prunty and Kimball City Council. He is retiring.

Dean has been the administrator for a little more than three years, since Feb. 1, 2017.

His retirement will cap off a 45-year career in public service.

"It has been an interesting journey for myself and my family," Dean said in his resignation letter. "It has been a rewarding one for me, waking up each day to face new challenges to address.

"While it has caused me much stress over the years, it has made me a stronger and better person. I have been blessed to have met so many people over the years and have made so many friendships."

Dean said he is looking forward to traveling with his wife, Cindy. Hiking is on his agenda for this summer as he "plans on tackling a few 14ers."

They also will be spending time with their grandkids. In addition, Dean said his wife has some projects lined up for him.

Consulting on a part-time basis will also be on the table for Dean.

Prunty said the search for a new administrator will begin immediately. They will put the vacancy out in a regional network pertaining to city administrators.

Prunty said that the committee to interview the city administrator hopefuls will consist of one council member, one member of the board of public works, the city clerk, the city treasurer and the mayor.

It took a process of six to eight months to get Dean signed onto Kimball, so according to statue the clerk and treasurer fill in for the administrative duties in the absence a city administrator.


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