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Four finalists named for town of Beloit administrator

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GINA R. HEINE
November 3, 2011
— Only one of the four finalists for the town of Beloit administrator position lives in Wisconsin, but all candidates have held city or village administrator jobs.

The town board in closed session Tuesday night picked four finalists to be interviewed late next week.


Public Administration Associates is assisting the town in the hiring process.


Former Town Administrator Bob Museus resigned in July.


The town provided mini-resumes for the finalists:


Susan Harper, Minneapolis: Harper was the city administrator in Cohasset, Minn., population 2,600, from February 2008 to June 2011. Previously she worked as the Cottage Grove clerk/treasurer from 2006 to 2007 and as the clerk/executive assistant to the administrator in DeForest in 2005.

Harper has a masterís degree in public administration from Cleveland State University in 2000 and a bachelorís degree in urban studies/family social science from the University of Minnesota in 1997.


Harper last week was named as a finalist for the village administrator position in Kronenwetter in central Wisconsin, according to the Wausau Daily Herald. In July, Harper was a finalist for the Rhinelander city administrator position, according to The Northwoods River News.


Tim Long, Morrison, Ill.: He is the housing director of Project NOW in Rock Island, Ill. Project NOW is a Community Action Agency that helps low-income families and seniors meet basic needs and improve their standards of living, according to its website. Long started in the position about a year ago.

He previously was the city administrator in two Illinois cities: Morrison, population 4,300; and Geneseo, population 6,400.


He received his masterís degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill., in 1992. He also received a bachelorís degree in political science/international relations from Northern Illinois in 1988.


J. Everett Mitchell, Hortonville: Mitchell was the village administrator in Hortonville, population 2,700, from 2002 through October 2010. He was the executive director of economic development in Clarinda, Iowa, for less than a year in 2001 and executive director of Big Lakes Regional Council in Manhattan, Kan., from 1990 to 2000.

He received a bachelorís degree in philosophy and history from University of Missouri-Kansas City, in 1971.


Brian Wilson, Milan, Mo.: He has been city administrator in Milan, population 2,000, since February 2008.

He previously was the disaster recovery manager for the city of Caruthersville, Mo., for more than a year from 2006 to 2007, and worked in the office of the mayor-neighborhood stabilization in St. Louis, Mo., from 2000 to 2006.


He received a masterís


degree in administration from Southeast Missouri State


University in 1999 and a bachelorís degree in criminal justice from Southeast Missouri in 1991.



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