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Lindquist earns honor from city

Community development director Kim Lindquist has had an interesting year. In April she took over as the interim city administrator when Jamie Verbrugge took a job in Brooklyn Park. In that position she led the city through its toughest budgeting process in years. And when current administrator Dwight Johnson was hired she help him ease into the job.

Her efforts did not go unnoticed and on Tuesday her fellow employees honored Lindquist as Rosemount's city employee of the year.

"It's certainly nice. I really appreciate it," said Lindquist of the honor. However, in her typical manner, she credited the rest of the city staff for making it all possible.

"Things went smoothly because of the efforts of all the other employees," Lindquist said.

Johnson said Lindquist was nominated by two co-workers for the annual honor. He said her excellent service as interim city administrator, leading the city through a tough budgeting process and her role in the transition of the administrator position, were listed as reasons she deserved the award.

"The department heads and I thought she was very deserving," said Johnson.

Lindquist was honored during the city's annual employee luncheon, which was held Dec. 16. In addition her name will be placed on a plaque in the lobby of city hall and she received a gift certificate.

Lindquist has been the community development director since 2003. In that position she leads an 11 person department that includes economic development, redevelopment, city planning, building inspection and code enforcement. She served as the interim city administrator from April until August.