Chanhassen City Council has selected Laurie Hokkanen as the next city manager from five finalists after a six-month search to fill the position vacated by longtime city manager Todd Gerhardt last summer. Currently the administrative services director for the City of Plymouth, she previously served the City as assistant city manager from 2006-2014 and also city manager for Victoria. “Laurie will join the City with extensive city management experience and knowledge of the Chanhassen area along with great enthusiasm to continue moving this city forward in a positive direction,” said Mayor Elise Ryan in a press release. Laurie and her family live in Chaska. She will start March 22.