Council names interim manager Rob Wyman as new city manager

August 31, 2010

BREAKING NEWS  — 8:12 p.m. Aug. 31, 2010

The City Council hired interim City Manager Rob Wyman as its permanent city manager Aug. 31 by a 6-1 vote with Councilman Sonny Putter dissenting. The decision came after a one-hour executive session discussing the final four candidates for the position with recruiter Greg Prothman.

Wyman’s salary will be $110,000 per year with benefits, and he will not be entitled to severance pay if he is fired from the job. However, he would be entitled to four months severance pay if he relocates to Newcastle, as he lives in Seattle. He also will not receive compensation for his commute, as former City Manager John Starbard had.

Wyman’s final contract will be approved at a council meeting in September.
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Council not finished deliberating in city manager search

August 16, 2010

NEW — 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16, 2010

The City Council has not reached a decision as to whom it will hire as its next city manager.

Interviews took place this morning at The Golf Club at Newcastle, and the Council cancelled its public meeting scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today, which it could have used to announce its decision.

An executive session is tentatively scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31 to continue deliberation. All four final candidates are still being considered, and recruiter Greg Prothman said he is not concerned that candidates may drop out of contention during the next two weeks.

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Final four city manager candidates announced; interim City Manager Rob Wyman is among them

August 6, 2010

NEW — 9:45 a.m. Aug. 6, 2010

Mayor John Dulcich announced the names of the city’s final four city manager candidates this morning. The final candidates are interim City Manager Rob Wyman; former Lakeport, Calif., City Manager Garold (Jerry) Gillham; former Gig Harbor City Administrator Mark Hoppen; and former Sheridan, Ore., City Manager Michael Sauerwein.

A public reception is tentatively scheduled for 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at a location to be determined. Final interviews are scheduled to take place Aug. 16 with a decision soon after.

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