West Fargo names new assistant city administrator

Before the appointment, Dustin Scott was the city's first engineer.

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Dustin Scott
Special to the Pioneer.

WEST FARGO — The city's first engineer has become its second in command.

Dustin Scott has been named the new West Fargo assistant city administrator.
"It's a tremendous honor," Scott said Monday, April 19. "I greatly appreciate the support. I'm looking forward to continuing my career in West Fargo. I was born and raised here; I have a deep commitment to watching this community grow."

Scott graduated from West Fargo High School and earned a master of engineering degree from the University of North Dakota.

He was named the city's first engineer in 2019. Prior to that, the city contracted with Moore Engineering, where Scott worked as a senior project manager providing engineering services to the city.

Before working for Moore, Scott gained experience with J-U-B Engineers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, focusing on transportation and structural engineering, and at Houston Engineering in Fargo, where he started his career.


As the city's engineer, Scott has worked on utility and transportation improvements, development and redevelopment projects; the core area infrastructure master plan; the West Fargo 2.0 comprehensive plan; and the decommissioning of the city’s sewage lagoons.
Scott has also represented the city of West Fargo on technical committees for the FM Area Diversion, Metro COG Long Range Transportation Plan and other region-wide infrastructure collaborations.

As an assistant city administrator, Scott will provide oversight and leadership for the city’s engineering, public works, planning and business development projects and departments.

The assistant city administrator position was created in 2021. Scott replaces Tim Solberg, who was fired earlier this year for allegedly violating city policies during and following an alleged domestic violence incident at his home.

“We are excited to bring Dustin’s depth of knowledge and experience to this position,” said City Administrator Tina Fisk. “We know that he will be a collaborative leader that will help guide our departments into West Fargo’s next phase of growth and development.”

Fisk said the position of city engineer will be open for applications shortly. The city also continues to search for candidates to fill the open economic development director position, which has been vacant for most of 2022.

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

Wendy Reuer covers all things West Fargo for The Forum.
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