City administrator position offered to Douglas officialSep 20, 2017 From staff reports
The City of Riverton hopes its search for a new city administrator is over.
Anthony Tolstedt is expected to fill the position officially on Nov. 1. The city made the announcement Tuesday night after an executive session.
Riverton has been searching for a replacement for former city administrator Steven Weaver since his resignation in March and came close to making a selection twice before Tuesday's announcement.
After initial efforts failed to find a permanent administrator, the city advertised a higher pay range in August in hopes of finding the right person by the end of October.
Tolstedt currently is the city administrator in Douglas and has held the position since 2012. Before that, he was the city administrator in Broken Bow, Nebraska.
His experience also includes assistant to the city manager in Alliance, Nebraska, where he also served as the airport manager.
Tolstedt attended high school in Sheridan and joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduation.
He attended Regis University on a forensics scholarship and earned his bachelor's degree. He received his master of public administration from the University of Colorado and recently has completed a graduate program at the University of Denver in strategic human resources management.
Tolstedt received his ICMA credentialed manager certification from the International City/County Management Association in 2015.
He is married to Sara Tolstedt. They have two children, ages 7 and 9.
A community meet-and-greet is expected to take place before Nov. 1.
Courtney Bohlender, who had retired from city government prior to Weaver's resignation, has been filling the administrator's post on an interim basis for about seven months.