Who will succeed long time Lincoln City City Manager David Hawker who is retiring after many years at the city helm? It’s down to four finalists. They’re listed below along with some background on them. Hawker has said he can stay on past the end of the year to help the new city manager adjust to the job and get off to a productive start. The city council has clearly indicated they’d be totally amenable to such an arrangement.
Ronald Chandler was most recently City Manager for North Ogden City, Utah, from 2012 to September of this year. Prior to that he served as City Manager for Cedar City, Utah, for over five years, City Manager for South Weber City, Utah, for seven years, Town Manager of Centreville, Maryland, for three years, and City Administrator for La Verkin City, Utah, for three years. Mr. Chandler was also a Regional Manager for Falcon Cable Television in Centreville, Maryland, from 1993‐1999. He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
Jim Pascale resides in Hopewell, New Jersey, and was most recently Township Administrator for Princeton Township, New Jersey, where he served in that position continuously for almost 30 years. Early in his career, he was Administrator for Mahwah Township, New Jersey, for four years, and was Assistant Administrator for Princeton Township, New Jersey, for three years. Mr. Pascale has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Benjamin Reeves has been the City Manager for Santaquin City, Utah, for nearly five years. Prior to that he was a Management Analyst for the Bureau of Land Management ‐ Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act for a year. He has also served as City Manager/Treasurer for La Verkin City, Utah, from 2004‐2008. Earlier in his career Mr. Reeves worked for Electronic Data Systems in New York as a Business Analyst/Project Manager and Information Analyst/Systems Engineer for several years, and he was an Office & Financial Administrator for a law firm in Utah. He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Utah University and a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior & Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York.
Catherine Sinnard served as the Town Manager for Monument, Colorado, from 2005‐2013. She worked for the City of Pueblo, Colorado, for 12 years in various positions, including Director of Planning and Development, Assistant City Manager, and Senior Planner. Ms. Sinnard held the position of Senior Environmental Planner for Pueblo County, Colorado, as well as other planner positions from 1986‐1992. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master of Planning and Community Development degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.