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Deb Hill reacts to a Newport City Council member's joke after the council hired her as the next city administrator. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Newport picks from within for next city administrator


Newport's search for a new administrator started and ended at City Hall.

Deb Hill, Newport's staff accountant the past 1 1/2 years, has been promoted to the city's top job. As administrator she'll oversee city employees and operations beginning later this month.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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