New Medford City Manager could be named soon

0519 City of MedfordMedford, Ore. — Weeks after bringing their three finalists to the Rogue Valley for in-person interviews and to meet with city staff, the City of Medford is still weeks away from the possible selection of a new city manager.

NBC5 News told you several weeks ago that the three finalists were 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 has been unable to reach a consensus on a selection. Medford City Councilor Eli Matthews said, “I know that each councilor has their own opinion and their own vote, and I think for most of us, there is someone who stands out, but I would also say that all three candidates can do the job I think, and we got brought some very good, qualified candidates.”

Matthews said a unanimous vote would not necessarily be needed to appoint a new city manager, though he indicated that it may be important to some candidates.

The council could vote as soon as their next regularly scheduled meeting on July 7th.

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