Nov 23, 2021 12:00 PM
Travis Goedken
Meet the New Decorah City Manager

DRC Sponsor: Don Holmertz

Travis Goedken was welcomed as the new city manager of Decorah on September 9th. His previous role was city administrator of Humboldt, Iowa where he served for nearly 6 years. This is a homecoming of sorts as Travis was born and raised in the Dyersville area. Prior to that, he served in diverse roles as a deputy city clerk, underground utilities heavy equipment operator, and firefighter/EMT. He is a two-time graduate of the University of Iowa in Political Science and Economics and obtained his master’s degree in Public Administration from Drake University.

While Travis was in Humboldt, the city took on several major projects including a five block downtown streetscape project, construction of a community daycare facility (of which he served as president), and the construction and donation of a 71,000 square foot recreation center.

Travis and his spouse Tara have four children. In his free time (laugh, because there is no such thing) he enjoys fly fishing or ice fishing depending on the season.


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