INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Another candidate has dropped out of the running to become the next general manager of the Incline Village General Improvement District.
Dan St. John — IVGID’s former director of public works — has withdrawn his name from consideration due to personal reasons, he told the Bonanza Tuesday.
“Unfortunately, life happens when you’re making plans. My condition has changed since when I applied for the job back in January. I’m not in the same position I was back then,” said St. John, adding it was a “very hard” decision to make because of the close ties he has with Incline Village. “I sat down with my wife, and we looked at it, and we decided it was not the best decision for us and not the best decision for IVGID.”
St. John — who owns a second home in Incline Village — has been Director of Public Works and Utilities for the city of Petaluma, Calif., since 2012.
He previously worked as Public Works Director for Washoe County (2007-11); Director of Public Works for IVGID (2000-07); and Engineering Director for IVGID (1989-98).
St. John was among six candidates for the GM position, which is being vacated by the retiring Bill Horn.
Another of those candidates — Richard Mears, current vice president of Guest Services for the San Francisco Giants — also withdrew his name from consideration, citing personal and financial reasons.
The remaining four candidates — Keven Burnett, Tom Masterson, Rosemary Menard and Eric Severance — were expected to participate in an all-day public interview process scheduled for Oct. 7.
Those interviews have been canceled, according to a statement late Tuesday afternoon from the district.
“The Incline Village General Improvement District announces that it is postponing the General Manager Candidate interviews until further notice,” the statement reads. “We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.”
Sacramento-based Peckham & McKenney Executive Search and Consulting announced the candidates during the Sept. 11 IVGID board meeting.
When reached by phone Tuesday, Phil McKenney confirmed the Oct. 7 interviews had been postponed, but deferred other questions to IVGID.
The district did not have further comment Tuesday, said district Public Information Officer Andrew Baird.