City of HR To Bring In Seven Finalists For Manager Position

The City of Hood River will be bringing in seven finalists for interviews next week in its search for a new City Manager, including one who already works for the City and another who has experience in Gorge government.  Assistant City Manager and Finance Director Will Norris is among the finalists, as is former Port of Skamania County Executive Director John McSherry.  Other finalists include Gresham assistant city manager Rachael Fuller, Stanfield city manager Blair Larsen, Issaquah, Washington director of finance Jennifer Olson, former Sunset Beach, North Carolina town administrator Susan Parker, and former Coburg city administrator Petra Schuetz.  Current City Manager Steve Wheeler indicated tee separate interview panels will occur on Tuesday, followed by a public reception for all candidates that evening from 6:15 to 7:45 at Hood River City Hall.  The field will be narrowed to two to three top candidates who will be invited back for further discussions with City Council on Wednesday.