Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester City Council has tentatively chosen the candidate from California to be the next City Administrator.

The Council today reached a unanimous consensus to offer the job to Steve Rymer, who is the current City Manager for Morgan Hill, California. It’s a city with about 44,000 residents located on the southern end of Silicon Valley, just south of San Jose.

His resume also includes a stint as the Parks and Recreation Director in New Brighton, Minnesota. It also shows he is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Hamline Univiersity.

The next step in the process will be the negotiation of an employment agreement with Rymer, which will have to be brought back to the City Council for approval, possibly next Monday.

Rymer and the two other finalists for the position, Albert Lea City Manager Chad Adams and Chisago County Administrator Bruce Messelt, visited Rochester two weeks ago for interviews with the City Council and meetings with city department heads.

Rymer will succeed Steve Kvenvold, who retired after an over 45 year career with the City of Rochester, including 38 years as the City Administrator.

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