New city manager on the job in Riverton

A new city manager is on the job in Riverton following a search and extensive application process. Konrad Hildebrandt, who began his administrative duties on April 30, was selected out of a pool of more than 100 applicants.

“We’re thrilled to have Konrad on board as the new city manager,” said Mayor Trent Staggs. “His experience in city management will serve us well as we seek to continually improve the quality of life for Riverton residents. His approach and experience align well with our city’s goals and I look forward to seeing him help our city strive for operational excellence.”

Hildebrandt comes to Riverton with 18 years of experience as a city manager or assistant city manager, and 30 total years in the public sector. He most recently worked as an assistant city manager in Odessa, Texas, and has previously worked as a city manager in both Cedar Hills and Washington Terrace, Utah.

He holds a master of public administration (MPA) degree with an emphasis in local government and facility management, in addition to a B.S. degree in business management and a minor in international business and Portuguese, all from Brigham Young University’s Marriot School of Management.

“My family and I feel extremely honored to be here in Riverton,” said Hildebrandt. “I look forward to working jointly with elected officials, staff and residents to make Riverton an even greater and more vibrant city where people can live, work and play.”

Hildebrandt and his wife, DeAnna, have five children and two grandchildren.

Riverton City operates under a “six-member council” form of government. The council consists of a mayor and five council members who have delegated the operational day-to-day responsibilities of managing the city to a professional, full-time city manager. City Attorney Ryan Carter had been acting as the interim city manager since the position was vacated last year.