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Scottsdale city manager search down to the final three

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May 9, 2013

Contact: Kelly Corsette, communications & public affairs director,
480-312-2336, kcorsette@scottsdaleaz.gov


Scottsdale city manager search down to the final three

The city of Scottsdale has announced the final three candidates in its search for a new city manager, the result of a national recruitment that resulted in more than 50 applicants for the job.

The final phase of the selection process is scheduled to take place May 21-22, when the candidates will have one-on-one interviews with city council members, make public presentations to the city council, and mingle with the council, community members and city employees at a public reception.
 
The city council is scheduled for an executive session on May 22, after which they may direct staff to negotiate with their preferred candidate.
 
The finalists are:
 
Fritz Behring
County manager of Pinal County, Arizona since 2010, Behring has more than 20 years of experience in government administration. He has previously served as city manager of Central City, Nebraska, Fort Meade, Florida and Deltona, Florida and county manager of Clay County, Florida. Behring holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Dakota.

Charlie Meyer
City manager of Tempe, Arizona from 2007 until 2013, Meyer has nearly 40 years of experience in government administration. He previously served as chief operating officer for the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, city manager of St. Louis Park, Minnesota and county manager of Genesee County, New York. Meyer holds a bachelor’s degree from Pace University and a master’s degree from New York University.

Tom Wilson
Assistant city manager for development services of Palm Springs, California since 2005, Wilson has more than 40 years of experience in government administration. He previously served as city manager of Milpitas, California, Oceanside, California and Tucson, Arizona. Wilson was also Scottsdale city attorney in the late 1980s. He holds bachelor’s and juris doctor’s degrees from the University of Arizona.