David Millheim, a resident of Highland in north Utah County has been selected to fill the position.
“We are very pleased that we were able to offer the position to Dave and believe he will do a great job for the city,” Harbertson said. “Myself and the members of the city council all felt very good about Dave.”
Millheim brings decades of experience as a city manager and in development/investment. He has been a partner in the South Jordan-based land development firm of Development Associates Inc.
In addition, Harbertson said he was pleased with the involvement Millheim has with the Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University.
“Dave is very intelligent and enthusiastic about serving our community,” Harbertson said. “He wants to be part of the community.”
“I am extremely humbled and honored to serve the city of Farmington and its residents,” Millheim said.
Millheim is planning to move his family to Farmington after the school year ends. He and his wife Nicole have six children and four grandchildren and want to get up to Farmington but want his school-aged children to finish the year. Then there is the process of selling his home in Highland.
“I don’t like to commute,” Millheim said. “I prefer to be in the community where I am serving. We just need to get the house sold and let our children finish the school year.”
Millheim was drawn to the position in Farmington based on the community as a whole and how organized it is. He sees Farmington as one of the best places to work and live in the state.
“Farmington is a city that is run extremely well,” Millheim said. “It is one of the best run cities in Northern Utah and I am excited to help continue that reputation.
“Mayor Harbertson has been great to work with through this process.
“A very good friend of mine told me that I’d be crazy to not take this job.”
Millheim understands he has big shoes to fill following Forbush. He is excited about continuing the development and community involvement Forbush has had over the years.
“My hat goes off to Max Forbush,” Millheim said. “He has done an amazing job and I am thrilled to be able to follow him with this job.
“I’ve seen the good and bad in the way cities are run and I can tell how well Farmington runs.”
Forbush’s stint as city manager ends in December and will allow some time for the veteran city manager to well-acquaint Millheim with the the city.