Lindsborg announces former Bethany College student as new city administrator


LINDSBORG – Mayor Becky Anderson and members of Lindsborg City Council have announced the appointment of the city’s next administrator.

Kristi Northcutt will succeed longtime city administrator Greg DuMars with an appointment effective December 22, 2021.

The city said Northcutt’s career includes extensive experience in community management over the past eight years as a senior director of community relations for Anthem, Arizona – a planned community with 29,000 residents north of Phoenix. She also previously held the position of Marketing Communications Coordinator at K-State Olathe; Public Relations Coordinator for the Salina Public Library and Director of Development and Alumni Programs at Bethany College. Northcutt’s experience includes financial management; customer and facility management; surveillance of parks, recreation and tourism events; legislative liaison work; and leadership on water and wastewater issues. She is also a member of the board of directors of the City-County Communications and Marketing Association.

Additionally, Northcutt has been recognized nationally for her work in communications and holds a BA from Bethany College and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Baker University.

“I am honored to serve Lindsborg as the next city administrator and I am grateful to City Council and Mayor Anderson for trusting me,” said Northcutt. “I have always had a special bond with Lindsborg and its residents and I am delighted to excel in this role; but I am also delighted that my family is a part of this amazing community which has had such a huge impact on my life and my career.

Mayor Anderson said the job search process was very competitive and it was clear candidates found the city to be a great place to live. After an intensive interview process, CV selection, benchmark interviews and a thorough background check, Northcutt was selected as the top candidate.

Anderson also said city council chose Northcutt by unanimous decision.

“As we look to the future with our new global plan, the Board looks forward to Kristi leading Lindsborg into our next chapter,” said Anderson.

Northcutt also said she looked forward to Lindsborg’s future.

“With the city’s talented staff by my side and the community’s unwavering commitment to excellence, I have no doubts that Lindsborg’s best days are yet to come, and I am proud to call this community again.” , said Northcutt.

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