Medford, Ore. — Three people are in the running to be Medford’s next city manager. The candidates met with the mayor, city councilors, and department heads Monday before the public has a chance to weigh in on Tuesday.
The halls were much quieter at City Hall Monday, as much of the day’s business was done behind closed doors.
“It’s a closed door meeting with all the candidates,” Councilor Kevin Stine says, “it allows them to be frank about everything and that’s what we need.”
The mayor and Medford city council, along with department heads and the ad hoc committee, held a series of interviews with the 3 candidates; former Medford city councilor and current Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge, Assistant City Manager of Richland, Washington, Jon Amundson, and the City Manager of Casa Grande, Arizona, James Thompson.
The council will meet in private on Thursday, and city officials tell NBC5 News it’s possible a new city manager could be selected by next week.
The public can meet the 3 candidates during a meet and greet Tuesday. It’s happening at the Carnegie Building on Main Street from 4:30 to 6.