City Departments

There are many ways in which the City of Park River works to serve the community. The following are the major departments of the city, including a description of their main functions. If you need more information on a particular city function or service, this sections of the Web site should be helpful to you.



Responsible for overall city operations.

Key staff members include:

Nancy Thompson

City Coordinator & Auditor

Ann Berg

City Assessor & Deputy Auditor

Amanda Pickar

Assistant Deputy Auditor & Billing Clerk 

Public Works


Responsible for the major utilities, streets and infrastructure of the City.

Key staff members include:

Dee Jay Johnson

Public Works Director

Joshua Irvine

Assistant Public Works Director

Galen Bosh

Lights & Streets

Matt Hell

Water & Streets

Park River Volunteer Fire Department


Fire Chief Matt Daley 



Park River’s numerous Fire Department volunteers meet on Monday nights for training and maintaining equipment. Park River has an outstanding volunteer fire department and rescue unit.

Parks & Recreation


Misty Praska

Parks & Recreation Director


The Park Board is responsible for the upkeep of all the parks within the city limits.  They also take care of the Campgrounds, Swimming Pool, Softball & Baseball Diamonds.  The manager is Misty Prask.