Dayton names Derus interim city administrator

With former City Administrator Samantha Orduno’s exit at the end of May, Dayton City Council immediately began the search for an interim city administrator. After Derus_Bobreviewing candidate selections provided by the League of Minnesota Cities, the council interviewed and agreed to hire Bob Derus to fill the role. They conducted the interview June 5 and made it official at the Tuesday, June 11 council meeting. There are still a few minor details to be worked out in Derus’ contract.

Derus comes to the City of Dayton with more than 35 years of experience. He has worked in public administration in such cities as Corcoran, Rogers and St. Michael. He retired from St. Michael in 2012 after 15 years of service there. Derus has been working as an interim city administrator for Hanover for almost a year.

He is contracted to work for Dayton no more than 40 hours a week without approval from the mayor should more hours be required. His primary responsibility will be to oversee the search for a new permanent city administrator while also managing the daily operations of the city.


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