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Cleveland Heights Searching for City Manager

City accepting applications now for person to fill spot vacated in April by Bob Downey

The City of Cleveland Heights is now accepting applications for a new city manager.

Community Services Director Susanna Niermann O’Neil has served as interim city manager since Bob Downey's abrupt resignation in April.

Interested parties should apply here. The city will review the first round of resumes in mid-January.

Cleveland Heights Patch asked Kelley what is he looking for in a candidate. City manager experience? A longtime Cleveland Heights resident?

"What I really want to find in a candidate is someone that understands, that appreciates and can work with our diversity in our city. But I also want someone who has a vision for the future as far as finances, as far as development, as far as youth issues, senior issues. I want the whole package," he said. "And somebody who the staff feels comfortable working for."

Richard Hollis December 15, 2012 at 12:43 PM
O'Neil has been with the City for years and is liked and respected by the employees Why not keep her as Manager and hire an assitant whom will learn the ropes and take over at her retirement, whenever that may be. Apparently the charter says that cannot be done. It would be cheaper to change the charter.
Garry Kanter December 15, 2012 at 01:29 PM
"Cleveland Heights Patch asked Kelley what is he looking for in a candidate. City manager experience? A longtime Cleveland Heights resident? "What I really want to find in a candidate is someone that understands, that appreciates and can work with our diversity in our city. But I also want someone who has a vision for the future as far as finances, as far as development, as far as youth issues, senior issues. I want the whole package," he said. "And somebody who the staff feels comfortable working for." This guy uses more words to say less...
Ralph Solonitz December 15, 2012 at 02:11 PM
amen.

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