MONTE VISTA — Long-time Monte Vista Town Manager Forrest Neuerburg was recently hired to lead the City of Coquille in Oregon, according to The World newspaper.
The Coquille City Council voted unanimously to hire Neuerburg in mid-June.
Neuerburg’s last day with the City of Monte Vista was July 8. Monte Vista Police Department Police Chief George Dingfelder was named interim Town Manager at the July 1 council meeting. No reason for Neuerburg’s departure was given at the meeting or in subsequent emails asking the question to the city.
Neuerburg served as Town Manager of Monte Vista for the past 10 years.
The City of Coquille has been without its top official for the past six months after the city council there released their city manager.
"I'm very excited to have Forrest join us," Coquille Councilor Julie Nighswonger said. "He's going to be amazing for our city. We have interviewed him, and it's just been such a mutual agreement that we have all enjoyed him. He's going to do good things for the city."
In The World’s article, Neuerburg said he was excited about the opportunity and was ready to get to know Coquille better.
"I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "I immediately felt it was a welcoming place. I love small towns. I've worked for small towns all of my career. I'm highly motivated to be there."
Neuerburg will take the position on July 19. Until that time, Police Chief Scott Sanders will continue to serve as interim city manager.
In addition to looking for a Town Manager, the City of Monte Vista is searching for a financial director.