Talent city council votes unanimously on new City Manager

TALENT, Ore.- The Talent City Council has selected a new city manager.

In a meeting Tuesday night, the council interviewed three potential candidates. They unanimously selected Jordan Rooklyn.

She previously served as the Portland Water Bureau’s strategic analyst for over a year. She also has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

This comes just in time as talent interim city manager Jamie McLeod-Skinner’s contract with the city ends June 30th. However, McLeod-Skinner says she is happy to stay on and help with the transition if the city chooses.

The city consultant will now handle a standard background check and enter into contract negotiations with Rooklyn. The full Council will need to approve the draft agreement and decide on the compensation offer, and Rooklyn will then have a chance to accept the offer.

Grace Smith is co-anchor for NBC5 News at 6. The Chicago native is a recent graduate of University of Miami with a Communication Honors degree specializing in Broadcast Journalism. She minored in Creative Writing and focused her senior thesis on social media usage and engagement. During her time at the University of Miami, she anchored multiple award-winning student television programs, covering everything from music festivals to the Super Bowl. Though she loved Miami's beaches, she's thrilled to be in the Pacific Northwest where she can experience all four seasons and have a real Christmas tree! When she’s not at work, you can find Grace glued to any television showing live sports (especially if it's the Chicago Bears) or attempting a new recipe as she learns to cook.
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