Herriman City Announces New City Manager


Herriman City is pleased to announce a conditional offer of employment to Mr. Nathan Cherpeski to hold the position of Herriman City’s next City Manager. The offer is contingent upon the approval of the employment contract agreement which is set to be considered at the City Council meeting scheduled for May 26, 2021. Mr. Cherpeski was selected after the City conducted a nationwide recruitment and selection process involving the City Council.

Mr. Cherpeski has served in local government for over 20 years. He currently serves as the City Manager in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where for the past eight years, he has focused on long-range financial planning, played a key role in restructuring the approach to regional economic development, and invested in the development and leadership training of staff. Klamath Falls is a city of 21,000 residents

Before his time in Klamath Falls, Mr. Cherpeski was the City Manager in Alamosa, Colorado for seven years. During that time, he successfully improved the city’s credit rating, established a long-range financial plan, modernized city processes, and developed and implemented a five- year capital improvement plan.

“My family and I are thrilled to join the Herriman community,” said Mr. Cherpeski. “With extended family nearby in Draper and Lehi, we look forward to becoming involved in this vibrant area. I anticipate getting to know the community and helping people. In my career, I have learned that keys to success are accessibility to citizens and transparency. I am excited to spend time out in the city and working with individual’s creating solutions.”

As a graduate of BYU with a Master of Public Policy degree and having started in local government serving as an intern in South Jordan, he is familiar with Utah and loves the location and the climate.

The Herriman City Council has noted their excitement in hiring Mr. Cherpeski. His knowledge of local government and his experience on issues and opportunities communities face is advantageous. He has a proven track record, and the Council and staff look forward to working with him to achieve the City’s goals.

Mr. Cherpeski is looking forward to this new professional challenge in a rapidly growing community. He enjoys fishing, wood working and golf. He looks forward to sharing this new adventure with his wife and five children. He will officially join Herriman City on June 29, 2021.

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