Partnerships key in Goedken’s run as CA

The Kiddie Cats Child Care and Learning Center which opened in June of 2018, has been one of the community accomplishments during City Administrator Travis Goedken's time in Humboldt. Read about it and others in this week's edition. Humboldt Independent file photo.

Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken sat in on his final city council meeting on Tuesday. Goedken will be leaving to assume a similar position with the city of Decorah. Humboldt Independent file photo.

If you don’t think a lot has happened in the city of Humboldt during the past five years, look around.
Better yet, ask Humboldt City Administrator Travis Goedken. Goedken will be ending his five-year and 8-month tenure as the city’s administrator today (Thursday).
Goedken will be leaving to join wife, Tara, and four children in their new home in Decorah (population 7,701), where Goedken will serve as the town’s city manager.
In just over five years, Humboldt has seen construction of a new child care and learning center, a large multi-use recreation complex, a downtown streetscape redesign, a $16 million hospital and clinic addition, and growth!
Regarding his time in the community, any progress made begins with the pronoun “we” not “me,” Goedken stressed. Be it city council members, department heads and employees, partnerships with business leaders, other government entities or philanthropists, collaboration and working together has something that has been a hallmark of Goedken’s time at the helm of city government.
To read about some of the accomplishments and challenges, see the full story in this week's Humboldt Independent. Subscribe by clicking on the link at the top of this page.

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