Utah man is new city manager

By Fred Arnold
Telescope publisher

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A Utah man was hired on Monday as Belleville’s newest city manager.

Adam Anderson of Sandy City Utah was officially announced as the city manager at Monday’s meeting of the Belleville City Council. City leaders were unanimous in their hiring of Anderson.

No details concerning Anderson’s compensation were made available at Monday’s meeting. Council members, the city attorney, city clerk and mayor emerged from a 12 minute executive session when the new hire was announced.

While this is Anderson’s first job as a city manager, he comes from an extensive background in municipality work, according to Belleville Mayor Kim Lapo.

“We’re very excited to have him here,” she told the Telescope.

“Adam has more than 10 years experience working in local government administration,” Lapo said. “He has an emphasis on budget, policy and strategic planning.”

Anderson comes to Belleville holding an MPA degree from the George W. Romney Institute of Brigham Young University.

He has worked extensively under several city manager type governments, Lapo said.

Anderson was one of 14 applicants for the vacant Belleville job. The city council did not reappoint former manager, Neal Lewis, to the position after new council members took office in January.

Anderson and his wife and their six children are expected to be in Belleville in mid to late September. Mayor Lapo said he was slated to begin work on Sept. 24 but that date may be a little fluid due to the moving distance.

“I would like to thank everyone on the council for their hard work in helping us find a city manager and the professional and civil the manner in which this was undertaken,” she said.

Sandy City is a community in Utah of 95,830 people according to the 2016 census and is located just south of Salt Lake City.