Willmar City Council schedules a special meeting Monday to consider an administrator employment agreement

Willmar City Council scheduled special meeting for Monday.

Willmar city administrator finalist Leslie Valiant, current city administrator for Spicer, speaks during a public interview with members of the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at the Willmar Conference Center in Willmar. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — The Willmar City Council will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, June 28, 2021, for consideration of an employment agreement for the city administrator position.

The meeting will be held in the conference room at the City Office Building at 333 Sixth Street SE. The meeting will also be available electronically via GoToMeeting technology.

The City Council named Spicer City Administrator Leslie Valiant as a finalist for its city administrator position on June 21. The City Council then conducted an interview process with Valiant on June 22 and then voted 8-0 to enter into contract negotiations with her.

Valiant has been the Spicer city administrator since April 2009. She previously worked as a finance technician for St. Joseph and a senior accounts clerk for Litchfield Public Utilities. She has a total of 39 years of experience working in and for Minnesota cities.

Tribune staff report


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