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Dardenne Prairie hires new city administrator

At the Dec. 4 meeting, the Dardenne Prairie Board of Aldermen approved Bill No. 19-50 appointing Dan R. Lang as the city’s new full-time city administrator, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2020, for an indefinite term. The Board of Aldermen voted 5-0 to pass the bill, with Alderman John Gotway [Ward 3] excused from the meeting.

Lang is currently serving as the Director of Economic Development in Wentzville and will depart that position at the end of December. He has over 40 years of cumulative experience in local governments as an employee and as a consultant.

Prior to Wentzville, Lang served as city administrator in Bowling Green, Missouri, and as interim city administrator in the city of St. Charles. He was director of city development in St. Charles, director of community development in St. Peters and director of lakes and parks department in Lake St. Louis. Lang will join the Dardenne Prairie staff in February 2020.

As Dardenne Prairie’s city administrator, Lang will be paid a starting salary of $100,000 per year, with at least annual performance and salary reviews. In addition to paid vacation, his benefits will include insurance policies for life, dental, vision, sickness, major medical and group insurance covering the city administrator and his dependents, the same as offered to other general employees of the city.

He will serve as the chief administrative assistant to the mayor and will have general superintending control of the administration and management of the government business, officers, and employees of the city, all subject to the direction and supervision of the mayor.

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