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Finalists have been announced for Waseca’s city manager position.
Lee Mattson and Daniel Huff have been selected for a second round of interviews for the position which was vacated by the departure of the former city manager, Denny Lenz, who left in March for a Scott County administrative position.
The names of the two finalists were revealed Thursday afternoon. Waseca City Council will hold a work session prior to its regular meeting Tuesday to discuss case scenarios of final interviews, says Assistant City Manager Mike Anderson.
Huff has served as director of environmental health for Minneapolis. He was also the city’s manager of environmental health and safety. He held other positions with the city, including managing a green building policy, supervising inspectors in enforcement of environmental rules and coordinating the city’s sustainability initiative.
He received a Master of Public Affairs — Public and Nonprofit Management degree from the University of Minnesota ‐ Humphrey Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of North Carolina — Greensboro.
Mattson is currently clerk-administrator for the city of Dodge Center, a position he has held since 2000. Prior to that, he served as city clerk-treasurer for the city of Warren.
He has a Master of Arts in urban and regional studies from Mankato State University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.
One candidate, St. Peter Community Development Director Russ Wille, removed his name from consideration after going through first interviews.
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