Sisters names new City Manager


Last updated 3/30/2023 at Noon

The Sisters City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to offer the City Manager position to Jordan Wheeler, pending contract negotiations. The rigorous interview process occurred over four days, including staff, community receptions, and panel interviews by community leaders, peer public administrators, City department heads, and the City Council.

Mayor Michael Preedin said, “The City is excited for Jordan’s future here with us and appreciate him going through the process. He is eminently qualified!”

Wheeler also expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunity.

“I am excited and honored to be selected,” he said. “Thank you to everyone who participated in the process. I am looking forward to joining the City and working with the Council, community, and staff to realize their vision and goals for Sisters.”

The City will begin negotiating a contract for employment with Wheeler and a timeline for his arrival will be announced at a later date.

Jordan Wheeler is currently serving as the City Manager for the City of Sandy, Oregon, 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.


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