The Office of City Manager
The city manager form of municipal government was adopted by a vote of Sidney citizens in 1950. There have been 14 different city managers since then. The city manager is appointed by the City Council for an indefinite period of time. The city manager is the chief executive officer of the city in charge of the day-to-day administrative functions of the city, its departments and its personnel. Sidney is considered a first class city in Nebraska.
Sidney's City Manager
Ed Sadler was born in Clinton, Iowa and raised in Casper, Wyoming. Ed has a BS and an MPA from the University of Wyoming.
He worked for seven years for the State of Wyoming Budget Office, seven years as Assistant Manager of the Wyoming Abandoned Mines Program, two years as Director of Land Reclamation for the State of Missouri, five years as Director of Hazardous Waste for the State of Missouri, and on year as Director of Water Quality for the State of Arizona before getting into city government.
Ed's first city government position was with the City of Aspen, Colorado, where he started as Asset Manager for two years and then as Assistant Manager for five years. From Aspen, he moved to Webster City, Iowa where he was City Manager for ten years.
Ed's wife, Rochelle, has a Master's degree from Truman State in Kirksville, MO and is currently a middle school teacher. Ed's hobbies include travel, gardening, motorcycles, a 1973 Datsun 240Z, and a very large Newfoundland named Panda.