Monticello Hires New City Administrator

Monticello has hired a new city administrator.

Russell Farnum will begin his new position on March 1st. He comes to Monticello from Algonquin, Illinois, where he serves as the Community Development Director.

Farnum’s hire was approved by the City Council on Monday night and he was able to visit with the City Council briefly via Zoom.

He replaces Doug Herman, who resigned last month after fourteen years as Monticello’s city administrator to return to private practice as an attorney.

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