Lincoln City City Manager gets a “need to improve” list, otherwise praise for his performance on the job
After going through a behind the scenes evaluation of their city manager, the Lincoln City City Council Monday night gave their number one employee good marks in many of his job performance responsibilities but listed some important areas they want him to improve on. Those categories are the quality of his supervision of employees, the way he delegates authority in solving city challenges, the way he communicates with the public, the way he handles risk and liability exposure for the city, and they want to see better leadership from him.
Mayor Dick Anderson said the council will soon be drawing up “an improvement plan” for Hawker to address the above listed areas. He said the city continues to enjoy the benefits of a deeply experienced and skillful city manager in David Hawker. Anderson noted that Hawker, at 12 years as city manager, is now among a group of elite city managers who have enjoyed long time stability on the job. He said the average time in the city manager’s seat anywhere in Oregon is 6 years. Hawker is now at 12 years and shows no sign of slowing down.
The council declined to give Hawker a pay raise.