Columbia Mayor Announces City Manager Candidates

9 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Friday, March 11 2011 Mar 11, 2011 Friday, March 11, 2011 3:13:00 PM CST March 11, 2011 in News
By: Lauren Holman

COLUMBIA- Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announced the four candidates for city manager on Friday.

The four finalists all come from outside the state of Missouri. They are Lori Curtis Luther, Mikes Matthes, Kent Myers and David Vela.

Luther is the city administrator for Waukesha, Wisconsin. Prior to joining the city of Waukesha, Curtis served as the city administrator for the city of Reedsburg, Wisconsin and the assistant city manager for the city of Overland Park, Kansas.

Matthes has been serving as the assistant city manager and chief of information officer for the city of Des Moines, Iowa since 2007. He has worked with the city of Des Moines since 1996.

Myers is the current city manager for the city of Port Angeles, Washington. He's served as city manager since 2009. Myers has also been city manager for the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas, the city manager for the city of Casa Grande, Arizona, and the city manager for the city of Converse, Texas.

Vela is the current assistant city manager with the city of Abilene, Texas. He's also served as the assistant city manager for the city of Alice, Texas.

Mayor McDavid said "I'm excited about this finalist pool. I'm confident about this finalist pool. I think they'll do a great job."

The city used Affion Public to begin its search for the new city manager. 70 applicants from over 30 states applied for the job. Affion then narrowed the candidates down to 11 semifinalists. The Columbia City Council chose the four finalists.

All four candidates will be in town from March 18 through March 20 for face to face interviews. McDavid hopes to choose the new city manager next weekend but said it could be a few weeks before the decision is announced.

 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY — Current Missouri Governor Mike Parson will be on the ballot in November after securing the Republican nomination... More >>
38 minutes ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 10:45:37 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
PETTIS COUNTY — The Pettis County prosecutor has called for an independent special prosecutor to investigate the death of Hannah... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 10:06:26 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Teaching English at Hickman High School in Columbia is Bill Morgan's passion and metaphorically speaking his saving grace.... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 9:36:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Current State Auditor Nicole Galloway has won the Missouri Democratic Primary for Governor. Galloway was projected to... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 9:36:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA- Parents showed up to Tuesday afternoon to a special board meeting at the Columbia Public Schools Administration building over... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 9:26:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Missouri primary election (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Missouri... More >>
3 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 8:06:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Today is Missouri's Primary Election - voters cast their ballots Tuesday to determine party candidates for governor, U.S.... More >>
4 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 7:00:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — A Columbia man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday of attempting to purchase with Bitcoin on the... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 5:42:02 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
(CNN) -- A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut on Tuesday, killing dozens of people, injuring thousands and blowing out... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 5:41:18 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
MISSOURI — As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Missouri, state and local officials confirm new case counts daily. This... More >>
5 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 5:30:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
SEDALIA — The latest numbers from Pettis County show confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased over 88 percent in the last... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 4:15:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLE COUNTY- One woman was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after a serious two-vehicle crash. According to a Missouri State... More >>
7 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 3:58:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
The American Psychiatric Association defines depression as "a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the... More >>
8 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 3:00:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
COLUMBIA — It's primary day in Missouri, and voters are out in full at the polls. State auditor Nicole... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 2:18:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — Election workers have worked hard to ensure voter safety during the pandemic. Boone County election judge coordinator... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 2:05:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday adjusted dates for preseason football activity. The first allowable practice is now... More >>
9 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 1:59:40 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary education issued new guidance for the upcoming school year on Monday.... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 12:33:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
ST. LOUIS - Yadier Molina announced on social media on Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19. In an Instagram... More >>
11 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 12:12:58 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 63°
12am 61°
1am 61°
2am 60°
3am 59°