Breezy Point to hire Chanski as new administrator

Chanski has worked with the city of Brainerd for the past three years

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David Chanski

BREEZY POINT — The Breezy Point City Council unanimously selected David Chanski to serve as the city’s next city administrator/clerk.

The council agreed to offer Chanski the position in a special meeting Tuesday, March 15, and agreed to the terms of his contract Tuesday, March 22.

Chanski currently serves as the community development director for the city of Brainerd. He's been in that role for roughly three years. Prior to this, he served as a management assistant for the city of Alvin, Texas, and as management analyst/zoning administrator for the city of Amery, Wisconsin.

He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Colorado in Denver.

The council interviewed Chanski on Tuesday, March 15, alongside two other candidates, and was chosen over Patrick Marsh, a consultant for CWIowa, LLC, and Lisa Shadick, clerk for the city of Savage.


Chanski's contract was negotiated with Liza Donabauer, a consultant from David Drown Associates, and the city's personnel committee, including council members Michael Moroni and Rebecca Ball.

Chanski submitted his letter of resignation to the city of Brainerd after the his new contract was approved, and will begin working in Breezy Point on Monday, April 25.

He succeeds Patrick Wussow, who joined the city in 2018 and announced his resignation in November 2021.

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