• Sat. Jul 13th, 2024

Longtime Fargodome staff hired as Fargo’s new finance director – InForum

Longtime Fargodome staff hired as Fargo’s new finance director – InForum

FARGO — Soon after a tumultuous calendar year with the city’s finance office, longtime Fargodome employee Susan Thompson has been chosen as Fargo’s new finance director.

“Susan (Thompson) will be a working day one particular contributor,” Metropolis Administrator Michael Redlinger explained. “She has the interactions, the believability and the care for the group. We know that she will truly hit the floor running.”

Mayor Tim Mahoney stated Thompson has been an “excellent member of our team” for the last 25 years at the Fargodome and has the “wisdom and experience” essential to excel in her new function.

Thompson acknowledged the place on Aug. 28, she stated, and will be making $145,434 a yr in her new role. The Fargo Town Commission is established vote on the appointment throughout their conference on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Thompson has been serving as

Fargo’s interim finance director due to the fact June, 2023

, and was the assistant finance director for a few quick months in advance of that.

Her predecessor, former Finance Director Terri Gayhart,

was fired in May well, 2023, immediately after an inside investigation

uncovered allegations such as name-calling and gender bias that had staff members “dreading” coming into operate just about every working day.

The swap in leadership is excellent for the town, Redlinger said, noting that right after so numerous several years at the Fargodome, Thompson is a very well recognised and properly-preferred person to the Fargo finance employees.

Men and women truly get pleasure from functioning with Thompson, Redlinger additional, since she is the form of human being who obviously garners the regard of her colleagues and has presently constructed potent associations through the corporation.

Following performing for 25 decades as finance director at the metropolis-operate Fargodome, Redlinger explained Thompson delivers with her a prosperity of working experience that will information the metropolis ahead, placing her head and shoulders above a area of superb candidates.

After dwelling in Fargo for the earlier 30 decades, Thompson stated she’s “honored” and “excited” to be picked to guide the finance office.

Thompson strategies to go on primary the team’s endeavours in a a long time-very long course of action to apply a new finance program that she had a hand in selecting, she said. The computer software will “reshape the department” and empower them to assist city management.

“Our career is to get fantastic (fiscal) knowledge so that people today can make fantastic decisions,” she stated. “We’re genuinely variety of enthusiastic about what the future holds.”

Melissa Van Der Stad

Local governing administration reporter doing the job the night time shift 👻