City Administrator

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The City Administrator is responsible for overseeing the leadership and daily operations of all City departments, enforcing City laws and ordinances and managing the long-range planning of the City.  The City Administrator serves as the liason between City staff and Elected Officials, coordinates and interfaces with other governmental agencies and engages with the community.


City Administrator Michael Harmon

Mike Harmon is SpMike Harmonearfish’s third City Administrator and started in September of 2017. Mike  earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with an emphasis in business analysis from the University of Northern Iowa. He then moved to South Dakota where he gained valuable experience in homeland security, law enforcement, and municipal administration. During his time in South Dakota, Mike earned a Master’s degree in public administration with a state and local government emphasis from the University of South Dakota.  Mike has served as a City Administrator in Iowa and Minnesota and has managed several large capital improvement initiatives and has improved the overall financial condition of the communities he served. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, and traveling.

 Mike is thankful for the opportunity to return to South Dakota and be part of an outstanding organization and team in an effort to serve the citizens of Spearfish.

            The City Administrator's Office is located:
            Second Floor City Hall (aka Municipal Services Centre)
            625 N. 5th Street
            Spearfish, SD  57783
            Phone:  (605) 642-1333

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