Eagan residents, meet the four finalists for the city's soon-to-be vacant city administrator position.
Susan Arntz, Matthew Fulton, David Osberg and Robert Padmore are all vying for the city's top administrative position. Longtime Eagan City Administrator Tom Hedges, who has served for more than three decades, will be retiring at the beginning of February.
- Arntz, the current city administrator of Waconia, is a former assistant administrator in both New Brighton and Chaska. Arntz has a Master's degree in public administration from Hamline University. She previously interned in Shoreview and Hennepin County. She has more than 17 year’s full-time experience in local government.
- Fulton is the former city manager for Coon Rapids and is currently an organizational consultant in California. Prior to that, he was city manager in New Brighton and an administrator in Hartford, Wis. He was also a land use planner in Dakota County. Fulton has a Master's degree in public administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has 33 years full-time experience in local government.
- Osberg has served as the city administrator of Hastings since 1989. He is a former city manager and city administrator in the cities of St. James and Waterville, respectively, and was an intern with the city of Eagan. He has a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Mankato State University. Osberg has more than 30 years of full-time experience in local government.
- Robert Padmore has been the assistant city manager for Sioux City, Iowa, since 2008. Previously, he worked as a director of finance and administrative services/city clerk in the same city. Prior to that, Padmore was director of budget and technology for Wyandotte County, Ks., and Budget Manager for Davenport, Iowa. He was previously a budget and management analyst for the city of Minneapolis. He has a Master's degree in public administration from the University of South Dakota. Padmore has some 24 years of experience in local government.