Belgrade Mayor Russ Nelson has announced the new City Manager of Belgrade to be Ted Barkley of Ellensburg, Washington. 

The City Manager serves as Chief Executive for the Belgrade City Government and in accordance with the City Charter and laws, the manager provides leadership and oversight to all municipal operations.

After a nationwide search to fill the position, Ted Barkley was the man chosen out of the 49 candidates.

The decision will be made official when his contract is considered at the Belgrade City Council meeting on December 16th, 2013. Barkley's initial salary as the City Manager will be $99,000 per year.

Barkley has been the City Manager of Ellensburg, Washington since 2000.

Barkley and his wife, Deborah, have five adult children. Deborah is currently employed as manager of faculty and labor relations at Montana State University.

Former Belgrade City Manager, Joseph A. Menicucci, served from 1990 until his death in May of 2013.

Mr. Barkley is scheduled to begin his new duties February 10, 2014.

For any questions please contact Mayor Russ Nelson at the City of Belgrade
(406) 388-3760.