Loras Herrig

Former Bellevue City Administrator Loras Herrig is back in the saddle after he landed a new job as City Manager in East Dubuque.

The new gig, which pays $55,000 plus benefits, is only on an temporary basis, however.

The East Dubuque City Council voted 4-2 to hire Herrig and how long he will be serving the city is not known at this time.

“I am excited about the new opportunity given to me by the leaders of East Dubuque. I will be working for them on an interim basis for as long as they need my services,” said Herrig. “East Dubuque has a lot of opportunities for growth and I look forward to being a part of their future success.”

Herrig’s hiring comes in the wake of the firing of former East Dubuque City Manager Geoff Barklow, who was caught up in accusations of unwanted sexual advances.

As most here know, Herrig served for decades in Bellevue City government, first as a city councilman, then as mayor, then as city administrator from 1998 to 2018, when he resigned citing health issues. Herrig also worked for the City of Bellevue picking up garbage for a short time.