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Tag: City Manager


City manager search dates set

The Tacoma City Council plans to interview finalists for city manager Dec. 9 and 10 and vote Dec. 13.

The decision would come before at least one new council member takes office, but after voters make their choice Nov. 8. Council members said they would include the incoming member in their deliberations, and their lawyers say that’s allowed.

Here’s the tentative schedule discussed at a council Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday:

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Tacoma: City hires Florida head hunter to lead search for new city manager

A Florida-based head-hunting firm will help Tacoma find its next city manager.

Colin Baenziger & Associates, an executive recruiting firm from Wellington, Fla., was chosen from about 10 bidders vying for the city’s contract to lead the nationwide search to hire the city’s new chief executive.

Baenziger, a former local government administrator who serves as his company’s namesake and president, signed a $22,500 contract with the city on Monday, he said.

He began work today, meeting with city staff, council members and other stakeholders to better understand the city and its issues.  The initial meetings will help Baenziger

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