By Shaun Friedrichsen
Fairbury’s new City Manager, Collin Bielser, hit the ground running with his first week on the job, which began Monday, July 27. He is using this time to make new connections with people in the city and to gather new ideas to implement in Fairbury.
Bielser, a native of Kansas, received his degrees from the University of Kansas. He explained that he has two Master’s Degrees: one in urban planning and the other in public administration. Throughout the course of his career, Bielser has worked in various positions and locations.
“I’ve worked in Kansas City, so I’ve got big-city experience,” said Bielser. “I’ve worked in Douglas County, which is where KU is at, so, I’ve got big-county experience. Then, I went to small towns. I went to Eudora, Kan. for two years and did economic development. Then, I went to Baldwin, Kan. I was there two and a half years. I have close to five years experience in cities.”