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Councilors hold off on deciding how to select new city manager


June 21, 2016

Mercedes Ray Burks, sixth grader at Foster, is presented a certificate by Mayor Jim Gourley for winning the annual “If I Were Mayor” contest during the City Council’s regular meeting on June 14.

The City Council held off deciding what process to use for selection of a new city manager.

Interim City Manager Christy Wurster asked the council during its regular meeting on June 14 which of three options it preferred to use.

The first option is to use the interim city manager to run the recruitment process. The second option is to enter an agreement with the Local Government Personnel Institute or Cascades West Council of Governments for assistance recruiting a manager. The third option is to select a professional executive search firm to recruit a new manager.

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