David A. Varley of Broken Bow, Nebraska has been hired to be Fort Madison's new City Manager. Mr. Varley was selected form a field of 26 candidates which was narrowed down to four finalists. Varley was the City Administrator at Broken Bow.
Varley has worked extensively in city management in a variety of communities. After graduating from Santa Barbara High School, in Santa Barbara, California, David attended the University of Utah where he became interested in city management. After receiving a BA in Political Science, David attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
David’s first job out of college was in Wichita Falls, Texas (population 100,000) for three years before moving to Colorado where he worked for 27 years. David served as the Town Administrator of Silverthorne, (permanent population of 1,800) which sits at an elevation of 9,000 feet in the middle of the ski resorts of Keystone, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin. David spent 14 years as the Assistant City Manager and then City Manager of Grand Junction, Colorado. Grand Junction is the largest city between Denver and Salt Lake City and serves as a regional service and recreation hub for western Colorado and eastern Utah. David also worked for the rural community of Orchard City, Colorado and most recently as the Town Administrator for the City of Broken Bow, Nebraska. David and his wife Joanne have eight children.