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Puyallup City Council narrows interim manager field

Post by Sara Schilling / The News Tribune on Aug. 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm with 1 Comment »
August 7, 2012 7:55 pm

The Puyallup City Council on Tuesday narrowed the field of interim city manager candidates to three.

Interviews are planned Monday.

The finalists are: Michael G. Caldwell, who most recently was interim city manager in Medina; William R. McDonald, who retired as city administrator in DuPont in 2010; and Richard A. Zais Jr., the longtime Yakima city manager who retired last year.

The man selected will run city government in the East Pierce community of 37,000 people until a permanent city manager is hired. City Manager Ralph Dannenberg is departing after an apparent breakdown in his relationship with a majority of the council.

The city’s public works director is acting as interim city manager for now. The City Council last week hired Prothman Company, a consulting firm, to coordinate the interim manager search. The council considered seven candidates Tuesday before narrowing the field to three.


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  1. Wow, I’m surprised that they could find three guys that
    know something about the Pacific Northwest.
    I was betting on another guy that believes in constantly
    putting more cars on the streets.
    Try crossing River Road at Meridian. As in on your feet.

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