Toledo City Manager Michelle Amberg is among the finalists for a city manager position in Silverton, just northeast of Salem. Amberg has been city manager of Toledo since 2008 and is quite well liked and respected around town and by her city council. Her husband is with the Toledo Chamber of Commerce, so as a couple, they’re very involved with the day to day heart beat of Toledo.
Amberg is one of four finalists for the Silverton city manager slot, up against Scott Somers, city manager of Reedsport, Tom Steel, recently the city manager of West Jordan, Utah, and Robert Willoughby, the current city manager of Florence. Whoever is chosen will succeed Bryan Cosgrove who recently left Silverton to become the new city manager of Wilsonville.
Silverton officials say townspeople are invited to meet the candidates at a community meet-and-greet on November 14th, from 5 to 7pm at the Fireside Lounge at the Oregon Garden Resort. Then Thursday the candidates will be interviewed by city department heads, a panel of citizens and by the city council as a whole. The council will then go into executive session to deliberate on all of the information gleaned from the foregoing. If they can’t quite make up their minds, they can receive any additional information from the interview panels and then make another attempt at a selection.
Once that person has been selected, they’ll ask that person to prepare to begin work sometime in December or January.