Mayor Bochenski Vacates Community/Government Relations Officer Position
Mayor Brandon Bochenski has decided to vacate the position of Community/Government Relations Officer in light of the need to trim budgets due to significant revenue shortfalls and realignment of the Mayor’s office.
Community/Government Relations Officer, Mr. Pete Haga has a long history with the City of Grand Forks. He has worked tirelessly on numerous important initiatives throughout his time with the City and always for the betterment of the community as a whole.
In conjunction with the City’s termination of his contract, Mr. Haga has offered to forgo the contractual 90 days of guaranteed employment following the Mayoral Oath of Office, helping to preserve funds and support Mayor Bochenski in having a strong start to his bold new course.
“It was a necessary decision to further my initiatives to be a full-time Mayor and to lower administrative costs within City Hall.” Mayor Bochenski said. “I will complete the duties of the Mayor for the same compensation as the previous Mayor, but with less administrative staff.”Mr. Haga has shown tremendous professionalism and respect to ensure a smooth transition. Mayor Bochenski joins the City of Grand Forks in thanking Mr. Haga for his 23 years of service and in wishing him the best in the future.