City of Shoreline announces schedule for City Manager selection process

Friday, November 19, 2010

In August, the Shoreline City Manager, Robert Olander, announced his plan to retire as City Manager in late February 2011. One of the biggest decisions a City Council can make is choosing a city manager. The city manager is responsible for implementing the Council’s policies and running the day-to-day business of the City. 

In September, the Shoreline City Council selected Prothman, an executive search firm, to help with the search and hiring of a new city manager.

Working with Council, Prothman has developed the position profile and is now actively conducting recruitment. Below is the selection process schedule:
  • December 12: Applications due.
  • December 13: Prothman will meet with Council in to narrow the field to 10-15 semifinalists.
  • December 14-January 9: Prothman will interview selected semi-finalists.
  • January 10: Prothman will meet with Council to review the results of the semi-finalist interviews and select finalists and discuss the final interview details.
  • January 23: The first part of the Final Interview Process will take place and include Prothman, the City Council, the Leadership Team and the Finalists.
  • January 24: The Council will again interview each of the Finalists and deliberate concerning selection of the City Manager. Also on the 24th, the Leadership Team will conduct a panel interview with each Finalist and results from those interviews will be shared with the Council in that evening’s Council deliberations.
It is anticipated that a new city manager will be selected by early to mid-February. To see the manager position profile, go to the Prothman website. All candidate interviews will be conducted in executive session under the authority of RCW 42.30.110(1)(g). Final selection will be made in a public City Council meeting.

--City of Shoreline 


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