President and CEO

August 2, 2017 | ByTim Flakoll

Fargo’s Downtown Community Partnership is seeking a creative, visionary, dynamic, strategic, outcome focused, marketing savvy, metrics-driven full time President and CEO. The President and CEO serves as the strategic leader and face of the organization. The successful candidate will be a passionate change agent combining skills in urban/community development, public relations, marketing, economic development, business formation, tourism, staff management and fundraising and will be committed to making Downtown Fargo a pearl on the prairie.  As the organization’s top ambassador, they will be a dynamic and effective communicator who will perform with transparency and a high level of ethics. They will be guided by strategic thinking and aggressively move toward timely and measurable outcomes.

The successful candidate will employ strategies that achieve and exceed expectations listed in our mission, strategic plan and benchmarks of key indicators.  They are responsible for the development and execution of policies, programs and initiatives of the DCP.

We have a wonderful history, but we are looking for a person who can lead us into next era of vigorous advancement, growth and revitalization while being a champion for having a balance of offerings and assets.

Downtown Fargo is a thriving urban destination and the President/CEO will be at the forefront of the exciting times ahead for the downtown.


Please submit your application packet electronically to DCP board chair Tim Flakoll at .  It must include:

A letter of application.
Your resume.
A list of three to five references, including their phone number and email addresses.  Letters of reference should not be submitted at this time.
Answers to these QUESTIONS – answered in 350 words or less per question.
1)  Share one new idea that you would look to initiate if selected, that could improve Downtown Fargo.
2)  With the completion of the Red River waterfront area following the completion of Fargo’s flood protection plan, what do you see as realistic potential opportunities for using the riverfront as a downtown asset in the years to come?
3)  What opportunities do you see for Downtown Fargo within the City of Fargo’s Downtown master plan that is being implemented? Information on that masterplan, titled “Fargo InFocus” can be found at:

All materials should be submitted by email and at the same time.

Information must be received by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 for full consideration.

Additional information can be found at our website at:


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