The City of Johnston is pleased to announce Michel Pogge-Weaver will join the team as the new City Administrator.
Michel Pogge-Weaver has served as the City Manager in Carroll, IA, since 2016. Prior to this position, he served as the County Administrator for Swift County, MN, from 2013 to 2016. Prior to Swift County, Pogge-Weaver served as the City Planner for the City of Stillwater, MN and Ankeny, IA. Michel is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the State IaCMA, where he currently sits on the State IaCMA Executive Board and serves as the State IaCMA President-Elect.
"We are excited to welcome Michel Pogge-Weaver as Johnston's new City Administrator,” said Mayor Paula Dierenfeld. “His 22 years of experience in local government management and community development makes him particularly well suited to step into the position and keep our community moving in the right direction. He will be joining a team of very qualified and competent department heads and city staff. We are confident he will provide the guidance and support needed to carry forward several significant projects, including developing the Johnston Gateway, Johnston Town Center and the Northwest. Annexation Area.”
"I am honored and thrilled the Council has entrusted me with the responsibility of being Johnston's next administrator," said Michel Pogge-Weaver. "I look forward to becoming an active member of the Johnston community and working with the Mayor, City Council, and the talented and committed staff of Johnston as we collectively work to build upon the incredible success Johnston has achieved."
Michel holds a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning and Political Science from Iowa State University, and a Master's in Public Administration from Hamline University.
The city utilized SGR to assist in conducting the extensive search that resulted in an impressive candidate pool. They received 29 applications from candidates in 11 states.