Rod Freidhof -- Public Works Director

Rod Freidhof -- Public Works Director


Public Works Office

130 N Park Place
Cresco, Iowa 52136

    Hours: Monday - Friday
    7 am to 4 pm

    Phone: 563-547-3101


Nate Widell, Public Works Director

Nate Widell, Public Works Director

I was born in SE Minnesota but moved to Howard County at a young age and have lived here pretty much ever since. I like everything that the small town communities have to offer in Howard County with knowing my neighbors and the people of the community which is a big part of the reason I want to raise my family here. I like all the outdoor activities to do in Northeast Iowa whether it be golfing in the summer or riding snowmobile in the winter. I enjoy being a volunteer fire fighter and serving the communities in that duty as well.

I started working for the City of Cresco in January of 2019 at the Street Department.  I have a background in farming which made my transition very easy. In March of 2020, I was transferred out to the Wastewater Department due to unusual circumstances with Covid-19, that transfer allowed me to gain knowledge of another city department to which I am very thankful for.

That brings us to present day 2020 when an employee, the Public Works Director for the City of Cresco, decided to retire. I am now the current full-time Public Works Director for the City of Cresco as of December 2020 in my 2nd  year of service to the City of Cresco.