Falcon Heights selects new city adminstrator

The Falcon Heights City Council has selected Albert Lea assistant city manager Sack Thongvanh to be the new Falcon Heights city administrator.

After receiving 40 applications, three finalists were interviewed by the full City Council and the council plans to approve an employment agreement with Thongvanh at the March 25 City Council meeting.

Prior to his work in Albert Lea, Thongvanh served as the city administrator for the City of Eagle Lake, Minn., and the City of Sherburn, Minn. Assuming approval on March 25, he is scheduled to begin at Falcon Heights on April 27.

Bart Fischer, who has been Falcon Heights’ city administrator since January 2012, has accepted a position as city administrator of Oakdale. Fischer began his career with an internship at Oakdale. He said he knew that if a position ever opened up there, he’d throw his hat in the ring.

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