Rick Almich of Le Seuer is making a post-retirement career out of serving in interim city manager positions.
Rick Almich of Le Seuer is making a post-retirement career out of serving in interim city manager positions. Almich was recently hired to serve as Montevideo Interim City Manager, and he is more than ready to lend his expertise while the city searches for a permanent city manager.
Almich has officially been working for the city since Jan. 7. “I spent the first two days here working with Angie Steinbach, and I’m glad I had that opportunity. She made a very favorable impression on me,” said Almich.
Almich, who retired as Le Seuer’s city manager in 2014, grew up with an interest in government. “I was attracted to local government because the variety is so significant. You’re not dealing with just one subject every day,” he said. “If I got tired working on wastewater treatment, I could always take a day and work on something else.”
Serving as Montevideo’s Interim City Manager is Almich’s seventh interim position in the last five years. “My wife has been very supportive; she knows this is important to me. When I walked out of the Le Seuer City Hall for the last time I said I didn’t need that life anymore. But in a couple of weeks I was going crazy.”
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