Merlin Lindahl Appointed as Interim of City Administrator

COLUMBUS – Columbus has found a temporary solution to fill the vacant city administrator position.

City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Merlin Lindahl as the interim city administrator on Monday night.

Lindhal who retired from the city engineer on 2009, has served as a consultant in several city projects and is comfortable stepping in to the role.

“I hope I can help the city through the interim here, and see how all it works out,” Lindahl shares.

Columbus Mayor Mike Moser says the search process for the new city administrator is continuing in the mean time.

“It could be four-to-six months, it just depends how the search process goes and how quickly we can identify the new city administrator,” Moser states.

City council will next meet in November.