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Four candidates vie for city manager job

 

Last updated 3/21/2023 at Noon

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The City of Sisters has designated four finalists for the position of City Manager. The community will have an opportunity to participate in small roundtable group conversations with Lynne Casey, Nathan George, Dave Nelson, and Jordan Wheeler on the evening of Monday, March 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Sisters City Hall.

Lynne Casey presently serves as business operations manager for the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. She has 15 years of experience in local government management positions with both city and county agencies. Her previous positions include: communication lead,

City of Portland Office of Management of Finance; program development specialist with the Multnomah County Library; project coordinator for David Heil & Associates; performance improvement specialist for Louisiana-Pacific Corp; and director of communications for the March of Dimes.

Casey holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Lewis and Clark College.

“I’m honored to have been selected as a finalist for the city manager position,” she said. “Sisters is one of my favorite small Oregon cities, and I’m excited about the opportunity to join the community and be a part of shaping its future.”

Nathan George currently serves as the city manager for the city of Tillamook, and has 12 years of experience in local government management positions. He previously held the positions of budget analyst in the Arizona Department of Transportation, payroll manager for Multnomah County, and deputy controller and deputy town manager for the city of Fishers, Indiana. Earlier, he served as assistant and interim city manager for the city of Emporia, Virginia.

George holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Brigham Young University.

“I am pleased to be chosen as a candidate for the Sisters City Manager position,” he said. “I look forward to meeting the team of employees, city council, and community in person.”

Dave Nelson is presently the property/casualty trust director for Citycounty Insurance Services (OR) and has 23 years of local government management experience. He previously held the positions of the city administrator, chief of police, and police lieutenant for the city of Troutdale. In addition, he served as patrol sergeant and patrol deputy for the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, and earlier as a police officer for the city of Tillamook.

Nelson holds an MBA from Marylhurst University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Warner Pacific College.

“As a finalist for the position of city manager for the city of Sisters, I am excited about this opportunity to work with the community, Council, and staff to complete the work in process and help guide the City to meet the Council goals in the future,” he said.

Jordan Wheeler is city manager for the city of Sandy, and has eight years experience in local government management. Previous to his current position, Wheeler served as deputy city manager, assistant to the city manager, and management analyst for the city of Lake Oswego. Earlier, he held the position of small business assistant/advocate in the Portland Development Commission.

Wheeler holds a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University, and bachelors’ degrees in political science and history from the University of Washington.

“Sisters is a special and unique community, and I’m excited to be a finalist,” he said. “I’m looking forward to meeting with the Council, community, and

staff to hear more about their vision for Sisters and how we could work together to achieve it.”

Sisters City Hall is located at 520 E. Cascade Ave. Contact Emily Rehder at Jensen Strategies ([email protected]) for language or accessibility accommodations.

 

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