DECORAH, Iowa --- Council members this week hired Chad Bird to replace retiring City Administrator Jerry Freund.
"I am excited about Decorah and looking forward to working in a very dynamic community," Bird said.
His salary will be $83,000, and he will start his new job Oct. 2.
Bird has been city administrator of Adel since 2005. Adel has a population of about 4,300. Previously, he was director of De Witt Parks and Recreation for five years.
Previously, Bird was also general manager of Greenbriar Athletic Club in Indianapolis; director of development for the American Diabetes Association of Indianapolis and program manager of Indiana University Track and Field Stadium in Indianapolis.
Bird received his bachelor's degree in communications and public relations from Valparaiso University in Indiana and his master's degree in public administration from Drake University in Des Moines.
Freund retires next month after 18 years with the city.