On March 26, 2017, Duane Ferdinand is retiring from his position as Lewistown City Planner/Historic Preservation Officer.
“It’s probably time,” he said. “I’ve got 49 years of government involvement under my belt, so it probably is time for change, I guess.”
Ferdinand, 78, has held the planner title since 2005 and has worked with the City since 1999.
“I was hired on by our first city manager, Bill Sheridan, as an independent contractor,” Ferdinand said. “After six years, they converted me to a full city employee.”