Phone:  (651) 730-2705


Bart was born and raised in Rosemount.  After getting a social science/history degree at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul, Bart worked at the Minnesota State Senate in the Sergeant at Arms Office and later in the Secretary of the Senate’s office.  During his time with the Secretary of Senate’s office and as an intern for the City of Oakdale, Bart pursued a Master’s Degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration at Metropolitan State University.  Bart resides in Cottage Grove with his wife and three children.

Public Service

Bart has served as Oakdale City Administrator since 2015.  Prior to that, he served as City Administrator for the City of Falcon Heights and Assistant City Administrator/Economic Development Director for the cities of Chaska and Newport.  While attending Metropolitan State University, Bart had the opportunity to work as an intern at the City of Oakdale.

Professional Affiliations

  • International City/County Management Association
  • Minnesota City/County Management Association
  • Association of Public Management Professionals
  • League of Minnesota Cities
  • True North Peer Group
  • Oakdale Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Economic Development Association of Minnesota
  • Sensible Land Use Coalition
  • Rotary Club


Bachelor of Arts, Social Science/History, University of Northwestern – St. Paul

Master’s Degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration, Metropolitan State University

City Administrator Bart Fischer
City of Oakdale

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