Administration, Finance and Administrator
The departments of the City of Little Falls work together to provide municipal services such as administration, finance, police protection, fire service, and public works, including street maintenance, engineering, park maintenance, planning and zoning, and building inspection services.
As the mission statement established by the Mayor and City Council states: "The mission of the City of Little Falls is to provide a safe, positive environment through the responsive, efficient and cost-effective delivery of City services while celebrating the building upon our treasured history".
This statement was adopted with the following core beliefs:
- Excellence and quality in the delivery of municipal services;
- Fiscal responsibility with ethics and integrity;
- Respectful treatment of each other;
- Dedicated and committed toward making our City an ideal community; and
- Visionary leadership and planning for the future.
Meet your City Administrator:
"Hired in September 2015, Little Falls is my second community that I have been able to serve as City Administrator. Prior to Little Falls, I was in Madison, Minnesota, for 5-1/2 years as their City Manager. I got my start in local government as a Management Fellow in Sarasota County, Florida in 2008. I grew up in rural western Minnesota and discovered my passion for local government while getting my Master's in Public Administration from the University of South Dakota [USD] in Vermillion. I also received my Bachelor's in Criminal Justice and Political Science from USD.
My family and I are excited to be in Little Falls and are really enjoying the great things our community has to offer, from the fantastic restaurants, great shows and music, outdoor activities, and wonderful people. Little Falls has been a wonderful community to be a part of and we look forward to what the future brings!"
Little Falls has a City Administrator. This position is an appointed position, not elected, and who reports directly to the Mayor and City Council. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the direction and oversight of all City departments' functions; represents the City at local, state, and regional meetings; and acts as a liaison for the City between local, state and federal governmental entities.
This top administrative position provides overall direction and coordination for administration, planning, and operations of the City to ensure the effective delivery of municipal services to the citizens of Little Falls consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies established by the Mayor and City Council. The City Administrator is the primary resource for know-how, procedures, information, and source of funding for all elements of City government engages in planning, development, and implementation of programs and projects to shape the future of the City.
All departments report to the City Administrator and include the following:
- Public Works
The City Administrator supervises staff services to all the authorities, boards, bureaus, commissions, and committees, as well as any task forces, of the City including:
- Airport Commission
- Economic Development Authority
- Heritage Preservation Commission
- Housing and Redevelopment Authority
- Library Board
- Park, Recreation and Tree Board
- Planning Commission
The City Administrator also is the City liaison to the following:
- Community Development of Morrison County
- Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
- Morrison County
- Independent School District 482
- Surrounding Townships
Requirements of this position include a bachelor's degree in public administration, business, finance, or a related field and five years in the public sector administrative experience. The City Administrator is located at City Hall, and office hours of City Hall are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.