Kelli Bourgeois has been selected as the new city manager of Bristol following longtime City Manager Bill Sorah, who announced his intention to retire last year. Bourgeois comes to Bristol from Columbia Height, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis where she served as city manager since 2019 and previously served as the human resources director and assistant city manager from 2014 to 2019. Before that, Bourgeois worked as an assistant city administrator and community development director for the city of Becker, Minn., for 16 years and then as a senior planner with the Souheastern Council of Governments in Minnesota for nearly four years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in local and urban affairs from St. Cloud University and a law degree from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.