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SISTERS, OR -- Sisters City Councilors are ready to narrow their pool of candidates for City Manager from more than 40 applicants down to three or four finalists. Mayor Chuck Ryan says the search process has gone very well. "What I found out was basically Sisters is a desired destination, for sure, for this type of position. Even though we’re a small town, we’re pretty diverse and we’ve got a lot of activity going on, and we’re growing. So, it’s a very desired position and we’ve got a really great slate of candidates."

 

Over the past month, a consultant narrowed the field to less than 20; then a committee, including Mayor Ryan and one other Councilor, interviewed eight, last week, which helped the group narrow it down to the top four. "Personally, I was looking a lot for intangibles," Mayor Ryan tells KBND News, "Communication skills, energy, ability to work with people, teamwork, their approach on communication with staff, their approach on communication with Council, community development approaches, and things like that; how they perceive getting the community engaged."

 

The full Council meets at 9 a.m. Monday to approve the finalists. Mayor Ryan says, "There’s no doubt in my mind that all four want the job a lot and are ready to take that next step. We’re going to get the community involved. The whole process will be: in a few weeks to have a community meet and greet, to have another committee, potentially of leaders in the community and other maybe city managers from nearby towns, and then obviously the rest of Council gets to interview these candidates because only two of the Council members have met these candidates; myself and one other Council member." He expects they’ll have the right person selected by the third week in May. The plan is to have the new City Manager in place by summer, replacing Rick Allen who has served in an interim capacity for about a year.

 

UPDATE

The four finalists are:

  • Brant Kucera, current Cannon Beach, OR City Manager
  • Martha Meeker, former McMinnville, OR City Manager
  • David Miller, Public Works and Community Development Director for the city of Folsom, CA
  • Bruce St. Denis, a District Manager for a private municipal service management group in Tampa, FL

A special community meet-and-greet is scheduled for May 22; final interviews will be conducted May 23, and Councilors expect to make their selection by May 24.

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