West Fargo City Commission to hold budget meetings, swear in new commissioners

Roben Anderson will assume the seat formerly held by Eric Gjerdevig.

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West Fargo City Hall and police station (Matt Von Pinnon/Forum)
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WEST FARGO — The city's newest city commissioner, Roben Anderson, will be sworn into office, Tuesday, June 28, shortly after he will dive right into city business, as the city commission will then hold its fi

Anderson will join Commissioner Brad Olson and Mayor Bernie Dardis, who were both reelected to second terms, at the swearing in ceremony at 5 p.m.

Municipal Judge Trent Barkus will also be sworn in.


The budget hearing will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 800 4th Ave. E.

Anderson was elected June 14 and will replace Commissioner Eric Gjerdevig, who chose not to seek a second term.


A reception was held for Gjerdevig on Monday, June 20. He is a West Fargo native who as commissioner held the planning, zoning and engineering portfolio since 2020. He also served on the West Fargo Public Library Board, West Fargo Fire Department board of directors before the fire department became a part of the city, West Fargo Economic Development Advisory Committee, Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments and West Fargo Liquor Control Board.

Gjerdevig earned a business degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a master’s degree from the University of North Dakota. He currently teaches at North Dakota State University on the topic of professional selling and sales and marketing technology. He has also served the community through participation in the Dakota Telco Federal Credit Union, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center and Tech ND.

The Fargo-Moorhead Sertoma Club operated the Holiday Lights display for more than 20 years in Lindenwood Park in Fargo.

Readers can reach West Fargo editor Wendy Reuer at or 701-241-5530 . Follow her on Twitter @ForumWendy .

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As the West Fargo editor, Wendy Reuer covers all things West Fargo for The Forum and oversees the production of the weekly Pioneer.
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