Commissioners move forward in search
for new city manager
City commissioners narrowed the field in the city manager search at their Wednesday night meeting. The top five candidates are Deric Feacher, Caryn Gardner-Young, Thomas J. Hutka, Terrence R. Moore and Terry K. Suggs.
A candidate forum is being planned for Saturday, March 20, at the city’s Midtown Cultural & Educational Center located at 925 George W. Engram Blvd. At the forum, the public will have an opportunity to hear from the candidates and also ask questions. For those who are unable to attend in person, plans are being made for the forum to be broadcast on www.codb.us/DBTV and Spectrum Channel 490.
The vacancy for city manager was created when current City Manager Jim Chisholm announced last March his planned retirement following nearly 17 years of service to the city.
A city manager acts as the chief executive officer for the city, executing the policy goals set by the City Commission, overseeing all daily operations, representing the city to other governments and performing other executive duties as outlined in the City Charter. The city manager is hired directly by the City Commission.
To read the finalist’s resumes and learn more about the candidate forum, visit www.codb.us/CityManagerSearch.