The Toledo City Council this week will be taking the first of many important steps to hire a new City Manager. Former City Manager Craig Martin recently decided to retire and settle into a new life choosing the Oregon Coast as his forever home.
When the council gathers on Wednesday, they’ll meet the consultant who will help guide them through their preferences in what they want in a new city manager. Here’s what the search will look like…
The consultant is already preparing the way as to how the meeting will be organized. Below are some of the major items and information he will be seeking from the Council when they meet at their Work Session on August 28.
1. What are some of the key characteristics desired in the new City Manager? For example the type of information we will be seeking, see “Ideal Candidate – ‘Education and Experience’ and ‘Necessary Knowledge, Skills & Abilities’ sections from the attached Position Profiles for current ongoing City Manager recruitments in the cities of Coquille and Wood Village.
2. What major projects (3 to 5 of them), problems, or other current issues that the Council wants the new City Manager to address?
3. What is the proposed salary range for the new City Manager?
4. Does the City Council want any other stakeholders, community or outside agency representatives, citizens, business people, City staff and others involved in the review and/or interview process, or will it be just the City Council?
5. Do any of the City Councilors want to meet with the consultant individually regarding the exact characteristics they want to see in the new City Manager or what major issues they want the new City Manager to address, or will a joint discussion at the Work Session be sufficient?
By the way, Toledo residents are invited to attend to get a good idea of how and which way the council would like to take the city. The meeting begins at 6pm, August 28th at Toledo City Hall, 206 Main Street.