Announcement on Belgrade new City Manager

Belgrade Mayor Russ Nelson is pleased to announce that Ted Barkley of Ellensburg, WA, has accepted an offer to serve as city manager for the City of Belgrade. Barkley was selected from a field of 49 candidates after a nationwide search facilitated by the Prothman Company, an executive search firm engaged by the City Council earlier this year. His appointment will not be final until a personal service contract is approved by the Belgrade City Council. The contract is scheduled for consideration at the regular business meeting on December 16, 2013. His initial salary will be $99,000 per year.

Barkley is currently serving as city manager for the City of Ellensburg, Washington, a post he has held since March of 2000. Prior to that he served as city manager for the City of Montrose, Colorado, for eight years, and as assistant city manager for the City of Garden City, Kansas for five years. He also has experience in private business and as a police officer.

Barkley and his wife, Deborah, have five adult children. Deborah is currently employed as manager of faculty and labor relations at Montana State University.

Mr. Barkley is scheduled to begin his new duties February 10, 2014.

For any questions please contact Mayor Russ Nelson at the City of Belgrade

(406) 388-3760.

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