Minot welcomes new finance director

MINOT, N.D. - The city of Minot has hired a new Finance Director.

David Lakefield, a certified public accountant with ties to the Minot area, will take on the role starting April 3.

City Manager Tom Barry introduced Lakefield at Monday night’s city council meeting.

Lakefield taught accounting and finance at Minot State University along with the University of Mary and Central Michigan.

He also worked in various law enforcement positions in Minot, including the city’s SWAT team.

Lakefield replaces Cindy Hemphill, who resigned in February after serving in the position for more than ten years.

Barry also announced that the city will hold a series of budget workshops in April and May to help current and future city leaders learn more about managing the city’s budget.