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 15 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
David Scott was born in Lincoln Nebraska and worked for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for 16 years while attending class and earning a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. He also earned an MBA from Perdue University.
He worked as a Business Office Manager at Perdue University and a Business Analyst for Nelnet both in Lincoln Nebraska before moving to Bristol Bay Alaska to become the Finance Director for the Bristol Bay Borough. While in Bristol Bay Alaska, David was called upon several times to fill in as Interim Borough Manager. In May of 2017, he relocated back to Nebraska to become the Finance Director for the City of Sidney.
After the departure of the previous City of Sidney Manager due to retirement in February of 2020, David became the Interim City Manager for the City. In June of 2020, the City Council appointed David as the City Manager for the City of Sidney.
David is a current member of (ICMA) International City/County Management Association, (GFOA) Government Finance Officer Organization, (NCMA) Nebraska City/County Manager’s Association and enjoys outdoor sports, such as golf, camping, biking, and fishing.