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City manager job offer today

One of the three candidates for the South Lake Tahoe city manager position will receive an offer for the job today, said Mayor Tom Davis.

“All three were excellent candidates but we narrowed it down to one and the offer will be made Monday,” he said. “All three had experience with redevelopment and that was the criteria in choosing one of the three candidates. We also looked at labor negotiations and finance. We wanted someone who could take charge of the process.”

The names of the three candidates were withheld until Friday when councilmembers invited community leaders to interview the candidates and make recommendations to the council.



Advancing from the pool of more than 70 candidates, the three finalists attending Friday’s community interview session were:

n David Boesch Jr., a community development director in Sunnyvale, Calif., population 120,000. Boesch holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University and has 20 years of planning and community development experience in Utah and New Hampshire. He was Park City, Utah’s planning administrator from 1981 to 1986.



n David Childs, city manager of Minnetonka, Minn., population 53,000. Childs, who has held a city manager position since 1981, has a master of arts degree in urban and regional studies from Mankato State University in Minnesota. He’s also served as city manager for the city of St. Anthony, Minn. and the city of New Brighton, Minn. Other related experience includes planning and human resources positions held in Arizona towns.

n Douglas Yount, owner of a management consultant firm, holds a master’s in public policy from the University of Michigan. Yount served from 1994 to 1999 as the city manager for the city of Lemon Grove, a town near San Diego that has a population of 25,000. Prior to becoming city manager, Yount held an assistant city manager position in Lemon Grove from 1991 to 1994.

Davis said he could not disclose which one of the three candidates will be given the offer until the position has been accepted.

“There will be some negotiations,” he said. “Once he accepts, we’ll release the information.”

If the offer is not accepted, Davis said the next candidate in line will get a call.

“Any one of the three would do an exceptional job,” he said.

The council will finalize the process by taking action in a public meeting.

Davis said that date has not been determined but he expects to see some action during the week, possibly as soon as Tuesday.


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