News Release - February 4, 2021
The Burlington City Council is very happy to announce they have made a conditional offer of employment to Chad A. Bird of Decorah, Iowa to become Burlington’s next City Manager. Mr. Bird earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Valparaiso University and a Master of Public Administration from Drake University. He has sixteen years’ experience in local government administration, most recently City Manager of Decorah, Iowa. His first day on the job as Burlington’s new City Manager will be April 5. The Council selected Mr. Bird from a group of three finalists, who went through interviews with City Council, City Staff, and Community leaders in late January. All three finalists were highly qualified individuals of whom were recruited by Hinson Consulting, LLC.
Council plans to hold a Special Meeting in Council Chambers on February 8 at 4:30 p.m. to officially adopt the Resolution approving Mr. Bird’s Employment Agreement.
Please join Council in welcoming Mr. Bird to our community.