Ramstad

(Willmar MN-) The City of Willmar has learned they are losing their planning and development director. City Administrator Leslie Valiant says Dr. Dave Ramstad has turned in his notice and will be leaving the city at the end of the month. Ramstad was hired in May of 2019 to replace the retiring long time Planning and Development Director Bruce Peterson. Valiant says the city is also losing building inspector Tom Rosemeier...

...Valiant says the city now has a new Human Resources Director, Luanne Sietsema, and a new Information Systems Coordinator Jerry Ritka. Valiant says with Sietsema now in place, they will begin a strategy of hiring a new city administrative team...

...After the city has filled it's critical administrative positions, Valiant will then search out help for herself. The city had budgeted money for the hiring of an assistant city administrator. Valiant was hired in late June to take the place of Brian Gramentz who retired.