Friday, May 8, 2009

Brainerd city adminstrator receives MCMA honor
Congratulations to Dan Vogt, City Administrator for the City of Brainerd, who received the Dr. Robert A. Barrett Award for Management Excellence for outstanding service to local government from the Minnesota City/County Management Association (MCMA) last night. Vogt was cited for his leadership in helping the Brainerd City Council and staff work through tough budget decisions, leading the way on economic development projects that resulted in several new business expansions in the community, and fostering positive and mutually-beneficial relationships among other local government entities in the region. Vogt has served as Brainerd City Administrator since 1989. He has also served as President of MCMA and as a board member for the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities. Additionally, Vogt has served as a board member of the national Joint Powers Alliance, and has been heavily involved in League of Minnesota Cities activities.