Grand Island searching for new city administrator

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Now that the election is over and a new mayor in Grand Island is to take office, City Administrator Marlan Ferguson has announced his retirement.

Ferguson has been city administrator since mayor Jeremy Jensen took office and another period in the late 90’s/early 2000’s.

“I think it is appropriate if we can find somebody to come in and have the four year term to work with the new mayor, give some stability there long term,” Ferguson said. “That's kind of the decision made after a discussion with the family.”
He says he will stay on and help the new administrator adjust to the job before he leaves. Ferguson says he also hopes to wrap up some projects before retirement.

“One of the things that has been a concern of mine as I leave is the veterans property,” Ferguson said. “We have purchased the land but now as the folks are transferred over to the new facility in Kearney then the city has an opportunity to transfer property from the state to the city.”

The city is doing a national search for a replacement but hope to find someone locally who understands the city.