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Yankton Names First Female City Manager

Amy Nelson
Kelly Hertz/Yankton Press & Dakotan

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – The city manager in Canton has been named to the same position in Yankton.

Thirty-five-year-old Amy Nelson has been city manager in Canton the past four years. The Daily Press & Dakotan reports that she becomes Yankton’s first female city manager, replacing Doug Russell, who left in mid-June.

Nelson is a native of Ortonville, Minn. She has a master’s degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato and worked in a couple of states in positions including downtown development director and senior community planner before becoming city manager in Canton.

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