City manager finalists to attend community open house and interview sessions this week
May 3, 2016
Steamboat Springs — Steamboat Springs residents on Thursday can meet the four men who are vying to become the next city manager.
The public open house with the finalists will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.
And on Friday, residents can sit in on the interviews the candidates will have with City Council, city staff and an eight-member community panel.
The interviews will all be conducted starting at 9 a.m. Friday at various locations in Centennial Hall on 10th Street.
Following the interviews, the council will get input from the community panel and debrief.
Several council members have indicated they will not make a decision Friday on who to hire. Instead, a discussion and possible motion to hire a manager has been placed on the council’s May 10 agenda.
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The city manager candidates include:
George Korthauer – Korthauer has over 30 years of city management experience with his most recent assignment as city manager for the city of Petoskey, Michigan. He is currently the CEO for Allied EMS Systems and Management in Harbor Springs and Petoskey, Michigan. Korthauer earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Western Illinois University and a masters in public administration from Roosevelt University.
Michael Lamar – Lamar has 16 years of city and county management experience and is currently county manager for Morgan County, Georgia. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Florida and a masters of public administration from the University of Georgia.
Steven Norwood – Norwood has 24 years of city management experience with his most recent assignments as the chief administrator for El Paso County, Texas, and city manager for the city of Round Rock, Texas. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University and a masters of urban affairs from University of Texas.
Gary Suiter – Suiter has over 30 years of experience in city and county management. He is currently the interim city manager for the city of Steamboat Springs and is a management consultant with Suiter & Associates. Suiter holds a bachelor of arts in urban geography and a masters of public administration, both from the University of Colorado.
- Bios provided by the city of Steamboat Springs