SIOUX CENTER, Iowa | The Sioux Center City Council on Wednesday selected Scott Wynja to be the new city manager.

A Sioux Center native, Wynja, 46, has served the last 14 years as the city manager for Sheldon, Iowa.

“He was instrumental in developing the area on the east side of Sheldon along the Highway 60 bypass, Sheldon’s new athletic complex and the coming event center,” Councilman W. Dale Den Herder said in a release.

Effective Sept. 13, Wynja will replace Paul Clousing who announced he will retire at the end of this year. Clousing has been the town's city manager for the last 10-and-half years. Clousing will work with Wynja for a few months before he takes the helm.

Wynja will be in charge of advancing the council's strategic goals, providing leadership and vision for delivery of public services and will actively pursue community and economic development, according to the release.

“When I see what Sioux Center has done in the past, what they offer to the community, and what I can bring to the table to continue that tradition, that gets me excited,” he said.

Wynja attended Sioux Center Christian School and graduated from Dordt College. 

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