Robin Bobzien hired as new Aberdeen city manager

ABERDEEN, S.D.(HubCityRadio)- Aberdeen City Engineer and Public Works Director Robin Bobzien has been hired as the next city manager.

The Aberdeen City Council made that decision on a unanimous vote following a lengthy executive session Monday, Aug. 28.

City Manager Joe Gaa put his notice in that he was resigning back on August 15th to take over as City Manager in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Aberdeen Mayor Travis Schaunaman talked about how they were informed of the resignation.

Mayor Schaunaman discuss the process of how they replaced the City Manager.

Mayor Schaunaman talks about the importance of selecting the next City Manager from someone within the Aberdeen community.

Mayor Schaunaman explains why Robin Bobzien was the best choice to be the next City Manager.

Bobzien was one of three internal candidates who expressed interest in the post. The other two were City Finance Officer Jordan McQuillen and Planning and Zoning Director Brett Bill. Both Bill and McQuillen had previously applied for the city manager position.

City Manager Joe Gaa previously tendered his resignation after being hired as city manager in Marshalltown, Iowa. His last day with the city of Aberdeen is Sept. 8. Bobzien’s first day as city manager will be Sept. 11.