Category: Personnel Changes

ELGL Member on the Move

ELGL member and organizer Zoe Monahan who recently graduated from the PSU MPA program has accepted a position as Community Development Director for the City of Jerome, Idaho. She was working as a planner for the City of Sherwood. Good luck Zoe! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNkQgEClhZ0&w=420&h=315] Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love … Continued

Congrats to ELGL-Central Oregon Co-Founder Justin Cutler

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKShNYsclLU&w=420&h=315] Justin has been selected as new Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation (SEPRD) general manager. SEPRD is based in Seaside. ELGL is very grateful for Justin’s work in starting the ELGL chapter in Central Oregon. Cutler selected as new SEPRD general manager La Pine parks head resigning Kirsten WyattI’m the co-founder and executive director … Continued

Sherwood picks Joseph Gall for city manager

Congratulations to ELGL member Joe Gall! By Sally Ho, The Oregonian  SHERWOOD — Sherwood City Council has picked Joseph Gall as their candidate for city manager. Following an executive session Monday evening, the council told the recruiting company Waldron to enter in contract negotiations with Gall, the current city administrator for Fairview. Fairview is north of Gresham in Multnomah … Continued

Charlie Bush Tabbed as Issaquah Deputy City Manager

Issaquah mayor hires Prosser official as deputy city administrator April 18, 2012 By Warren Kagarise, Issaquah Press Charlie Bush The city administrator for Prosser, a wine country destination in Eastern Washington, is the next No. 3 official at Issaquah City Hall, Mayor Ava Frisinger announced Wednesday. Charlie Bush is due to start as the deputy … Continued

Bend Assistant City Manager Appointed

Bend City Manager Eric King has appointed Jon Skidmore as Assistant City Manager. Skidmore was selected from three finalists who interviewed for the position last week. The City originally received 124 applicants for Assistant City Manager. The position has been vacant for more than four years. “The City is on a critical path right now … Continued

Congratulations Will Norris!

ELGL advisory board member Will Norris has accepted a position in the City of Long Beach, CA Management Assistant Program. The City of Long Beach’s Management Assistant Program is one of the most respected municipal management development programs in the country. Will begins work on July 2. The City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program offers an intense … Continued

ELGL member Chris Kerr Appointed West Linn Economic Development Director

Congratulations, Chris. ELGL loves the photo. WEST LINN – Senior Planner Chris Kerr has been appointed West Linn’s first Economic Development Director. This appointment is made in direct response to the West Linn City Council’s unanimously adopted goals for 2012, which includes the specific dedication of staff to manage a sustainable economic development strategy for … Continued

Damascus City Manager Makes Retirement Plans

Damascus city manager to retire; recruitment firm enlisted to replace him Published: Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:11 AM By Emily Fuggetta, The Oregonian DAMASCUS — City Manager Dan O’Dell will retire in June, and the city has enlisted a recruitment agency to find his replacement. O’Dell, who was appointed interim city manager last March then to … Continued

Lake Oswego City Manager Takes On A New Role

Donaldson takes on a new role at city hall BY KARA HANSEN MURPHEY – The Lake Oswego Review, Feb 23, 2012 Before taking a job in city government, David Donaldson — who took over this week as Lake Oswego’s city manager — spent the first half of his career on the other side of the fence: in … Continued

Welcome New Lake Oswego and Cornelius City Managers

Cornelius chooses former Beaverton mayor Rob Drake as manager Congratulations to Rob Drake for being selected as the new city manager in Cornelius. We look forward to having Rob join us at a future ELGL meeting. Drake spent 15 years as the mayor and city administrator of Beaverton. Lake Oswego to appoint staff member as interim … Continued

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