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David Schelkoph has accepted the position as Valley City's new City Administrator.
After screening over 30 applicants, Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven announced Tuesday morning that Schelkoph will start as early as the third week in January.
Schelkoph, currently of Williston, N.D., is a graduate of Valley City High School and works at Killdeer Mountain Manufacturing of Dickinson. He brings 8 years of military service with the Air Force and Air National Guard and a Bachelor's degree in engineering from NDSU to the administrator's chair.
"Dave has worked as a manager and administrator in the electric co-op and manufacturing sectors, and we think that with his engineering background, he will be an excellent fit for Valley City with all the infrastructure issues we deal with," said Werkhoven.
According to City Auditor Avis Richter, the appointment of the City Administrator is on the January 3, 2012 agenda for City Commission approval.