Long Time Manhattan City Manager Set to Retire

By Ryan Duey

Long Time Manhattan City Manager, originally from the Clay Center area, Ron Fehr is set to retire this month, ending his 42-year tenure with the City, 24 years of that as City Manager. A retirement reception will be held on Thursday, April 18th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the City Hall.

Fehr joins his wife in retirement and looks forward to traveling and enjoying a simpler life.

Fehr started his career with the City in January of 1982. Over the years he worked in various areas including: Parks and Recreation, Zoo Director, and Human Resources Director, until permanently taking over as City Manager in 2000. He will miss all the people he worked with and was involved with over the years.

As City Manager he helped grow and enhance much of Manhattan, with the Downtown and Airport being memorable moments for Fehr.

The City of Manhattan has grown substantially since he became City Manager.

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