Head of economic development hired

WEBSTER CITY – A new economic development director for Webster City has been hired, according to city officials.

City Manager Ed Sadler said Bill Demuth has been hired for the position. His first day is Jan. 22.

Sadler said Demuth has worked several years at the Department of Economic Development for the State of Iowa and also has local economic development experience in South Carolina and Nebraska. Demuth is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.

Demuth replaces David Toyer, who left Webster City in May 2013 to take a position in Burlington.