Toledo City Manager said Monday that although she feels honored to have made the “final four” among candidates for the job of Silverton city manager, she has decided to withdraw her candidacy and remain as city manager of Toledo. In a short announcement to the media and to the Silverton City Council, she said:
“Based on my interviews last week, and long discussions with Don (her husband), I have decided to officially withdraw my application in Silverton. To the best of my knowledge the Silverton City Council has not come to a decision; they will be holding a third executive session tonight. It is an honor to have been selected to be one of the top four candidates; however, Toledo is my preference.”
Toledo Mayor Monica Lyons said, “I’m thrilled that she has decided to stay in Toledo. Michelle is a terrific asset to our community. The fact that she received such serious consideration by the Silverton City Council proves her value.”
Amberg has been Toledo’s city manager for several years, and has helped to guide the city through a number of challenges facing the town, including preparing new industrial lands for development, repairing long-neglected sewer and water systems, revitalizing recreation programs for the town and bolstering Toledo’s police department. Her husband Don is also a very active advocate in business affairs as the Executive Director of the Toledo Chamber of Commerce.