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Posted on: October 16, 2019

City of Hays Hires New Assistant City Manager

Collin Bielser

City Manager Toby Dougherty announces the appointment of Collin Bielser as the new Assistant City Manager for the City of Hays.  Mr. Bielser was selected for the position out of 100 candidates after a lengthy and extensive national search.  He will assume his duties January 6, 2020.

Mr. Bielser comes to the City of Hays from Fairbury, Nebraska where he has served as the City Administrator since July 2015. Prior to Fairbury, Bielser worked for the City of Baldwin City and the City of Eudora. He is a native Kansan growing up in Colby.

Bielser graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Urban Planning.

Mr. Bielser stated, "Having grown up in a small town in Western Kansas, coming to Hays is a perfect fit for me and my family. I’m excited to be able to contribute to the area that provided such a good foundation for my career. We are eager to join the community and I look forward to working with the Commission, City Manager Dougherty, and staff to advance the future of Hays."

In announcing the appointment, City Manager Dougherty stated, “Collin will be a tremendous asset for the City of Hays. His education and experience will allow him to hit the ground running.”

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