Resident Survey for New City Manager

Release Date: 
02/16/2014

The City of Hermiston will soon be hiring a new City Manager, and the Mayor & City Council want to hear from residents about what’s most important in the city’s next Chief Executive.  A very brief survey is available online for residents to fill out at http://hermiston.or.us/survey-city-manager where respondents are asked to rank which skills are most important in the next City Manager.  The survey will be available from Feb. 16 through Feb. 28.

A public input session will also be held at 5 p.m. February 25 at the Hermiston Conference Center to allow residents to speak with representatives from The Prothman Company who will be seeking input as they develop the position profile.  The Prothman Company is an executive search firm with extensive experience in hiring local government executives.

The City of Hermiston has had a Council-Manager form of government since 1961.  In this form of local government, the elected officials (Mayor and City Council) hire a professional City Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of the city and carry out the policy goals of the elected officials.  Professional city managers bring specialized expertise and training in managing local governments.  More information about the benefits of professional city management can be found at www.lifewellrun.org.

The new City Manager will be replacing Ed Brookshier, who is retiring after 23 years in the position.  He is just Hermiston’s third City Manager in 53 years.  The Mayor and City Council hope to have a replacement in place by late 2014.

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