Cloquet names new city administrator

Tim Peterson currently in same job in Moose Lake

The Cloquet City Council appointed Tim Peterson its new city administrator during a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3. (Photo courtesy of Tim Peterson)

The Cloquet City Council voted unanimously to appoint Tim Peterson of Moose Lake as its new city administrator during a regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The city began contract negotiations following a question-and-answer session between Peterson and the council Nov. 19. Peterson accepted the city’s offer and plans to begin working for Cloquet Jan. 13.

Two other candidates — Thomas Glover of Walla Walla, Wash., and Alan Lanning of Cordova, Alaska — were interviewed remotely but not offered second interviews.

Assistant City Administrator James Barclay will continue to serve in an interim capacity until Peterson, who is the city administrator in Moose Lake, begins in January.

Barclay began in the role after the resignation of former city administrator Aaron Reeves in September. Reeves left to take a similar position in Hudson, Wis., after working in Cloquet less than two years.

Jamey Malcomb has a been high school sports reporter for the Duluth News Tribune since October 2021. He spent the previous six years covering news and sports for the Lake County News-Chronicle in Two Harbors and the Cloquet Pine Journal. He graduated from the George Washington University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in history and literature and also holds a master's degree in secondary English education from George Mason University.
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