Community Meeting planned on City Manager Search Tuesday, Nov. 12


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The City of Burien on Wednesday (Oct. 30) announced that it will be holding an open Community Meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, “to gather information from the public.”

Strategic Government Resources (SGR), the executive recruiting firm hired by the Burien City Council to conduct a search for a new city manager will conduct the meeting in the first floor multi-purpose room in the Burien Library/City Hall (400 SW 152nd Street).

Tom Meulenbeck, senior vice president of SGR, will ask community leaders and citizens attending the meeting what characteristics the City should look for in a successful candidate, and what issues and challenges the new city manager will need to address. Meulenbeck also will conduct interviews with current City Council members as well as successful Council candidates from the Nov. 5 election, as well as current City staff members.

SGR will conduct a nationwide search for candidates for the top job at Burien City Hall. The recruiting process is expected to take 4-5 months, with a new city manager on the job by next spring.

City Attorney Craig Knutson has served as interim city manager since last July when City Manager Mike Martin left to take a position in Lynden, WA.

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