The city manager is the chief administrative officer of the city. The manager is chosen by the council solely on the basis of training, experience, executive and administrative qualifications. The manager is appointed by the council for an indefinite term. See Powers and Duties of the City Manager
Dan Mahli has served as Moorhead’s City Manager since November 2020 and Assistant City Manager from 2017-2020. He is responsible for overseeing all City administrative functions and departments.
Prior to working for Moorhead, Dan was the Community Development Administrator for the City of Fargo and Executive Director of the Park Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Dan has a Master of Science in Public and Human Service Administration from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a Bachelor’s Degree from North Dakota State University. Dan’s ability to discover unnoticed or unlikely leaders; possibilities for collaboration; and potential for new directions is helping Moorhead develop as a dynamic, diverse, and thriving community. Dan is married to the smart and beautiful Kim Mahli and they have 4 amazing children.
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