New City Manager To Be Named
COLUMBIA - Columbia residents will know who will be their new city manager by 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Mayor Bob McDavid has called a news conference for that time to introduce the person to take the spot as the city's next top administrative official.
The four finalists all come from outside the state of Missouri. They are Lori Curtis Luther, Mike 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.