Deschutes County Commissioners will start a national search for a new County Administrator. The Commissioners decided to fire Dave Kanner during his annual evaluation Monday night. Deschutes Ccounty Commissioner Tammy Baney says Kanner had great technical skills, but had some management style issues.
“It isn't so much it has to be someone you want to have a BBQ with. There is a way you convey a message and you inspire work and creativity particularly through an executive position during difficult times. There should be a culture of allowing folks to do what they do best and that is through leadership.” Dave Kanner was Deschutes County's Administrator for the last five years. Until a permanent replacement is found, Deputy County Administrator Erik Kropp will serve on an interim basis.