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Dingman resigning, accepting position in Fort Smith, Ark.

Baldwin City Administrator Jeff Dingman is leaving his post after eight years, effective next month, to take a job in Fort Smith, Ark.

Baldwin City Administrator Jeff Dingman is leaving his post after eight years, effective next month, to take a job in Fort Smith, Ark.

April 22, 2011

Jeff Dingman, Baldwin City administrator for the past eight years, is resigning his position effective the end May.

The news became official earlier this week when Dingman was hired as deputy city administrator in Fort Smith, Ark.

“It became official Tuesday,” Dingman said. “Their governing body approved my hire at their meeting Tuesday evening.”

Dingman’s last day as the city administrator in Baldwin City will be May 27. According to The City Wire, a newspaper for the Fort Smith region, Dingman is slated to begin the job on June 6, and will have a starting salary of $94,000.

“The biggest single reason is for career advancement,” Dingman said. “I’ve had almost eight good years here. I’ll be joining a much larger organization, with more complex and diverse projects. I felt like it’s a good time for me to look for my next career opportunity.”

Dingman served as the assistant Sebastian County, Ark., administrator from 1993 to 2000. He met his wife, Janel, after moving to the Fort Smith area. He became the city administrator of Baldwin City in July 2003.

“I was working for the county before I came here, so I didn’t have specific experiences managing utilities,” Dingman said. “Through the years, I’ve learned about those and the things I needed to know to help operate a city.”

The Baldwin City Council, Mayor Ken Wagner and Dingman met in executive session at the end of Monday’s meeting. During that session, Dingman informed that he might be resigning and taking the job in Fort Smith.

Comments

Peabody 3 years ago

Jeff and Janel,

Congratulations to both of you on these new opportunties in Arkansas! Thanks for your dedicated service to the Baldwin City community over the last 8 years. Godspeed and best of luck to you in the future.

Tony Brown

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Stacy Napier 3 years ago

Yes godspeed for a new administrator that has some people skills and maybe help turn this town around.

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Peabody 3 years ago

Again, thank you for your service, Jeff. We appreciate your hard work on behalf of Baldwin City.

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BaldwinDad 3 years ago

Good luck with your future endeavors Jeff.

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