Fargo city commissioner calls new City Administrator Michael Redlinger "excellent" hire

(Fargo, ND) -- Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn is reacting to the recent announcement that Michael Redlinger is taking over as the new city administrator.  

"Well I'm just very pleased and so it was a very thorough process. Our human resources department does a great job. We did a national search. I was on the search committee. I think there was about 15 of us on there. So I think the original group, it was over 60 applications," said Piepkorn. 

Piepkorn says Redlinger's final interview was "impressive", and says Redlinger is an "excellent" hire. The hiring received unanimous confirmation from the city commission. Redlinger previously served as city administrator in Moorhead. Piepkorn says video of Redlinger's final hiring interview is posted on the City of Fargo's website.