Interim city manager interviews scheduled for next week
Steamboat Springs — Next week, the Steamboat Springs City Council will interview three interim city manager candidates who could lead the city for the next several months.
All three candidates are Colorado residents who have extensive experience managing cities in Colorado and around the country.
The interim manager candidates include Steven Golnar, Gary Suiter and John Schneiger.
Schneiger is the former city manager for the cities of Montrose, Fruita and New Port Richey, Florida.
Suiter currently works as a management consultant and had been working with former Steamboat City Manager Deb Hinsvark before her departure on Tuesday.
Suiter previously worked as the city manager of Evans, the town manager of Snowmass Village and the county administrator in Alamosa County.
Golnar is the former city manager of Rawlins, Wyoming, and Livingston, Montana.
He also previously worked as the former city administrator in Kemmerer, Wyoming, and Salida.
The city council selected these three candidates out of a pool of eight because they came highly recommended by Colorado Municipal League Executive Director Sam Mamet.
The council ruled out some unsolicited candidates they had received because they did not have city manager experience.
Council members started off their discussion about hiring an interim city manager by debating whether it was the best idea.
Councilman Scott Ford suggested the city could save some money and see some efficiencies by tapping three members of the city’s existing management team to take on the interim role together.
Hinsvark and Anne Small, the city’s director of general services, recommended the city instead bring in an interim city manager.
Small said no one on the current management team wanted to take on the role and step away from their current jobs.
The council agreed it would be best to bring in an interim manager from outside of City Hall.
Small will serve as acting city manager until an interim manager is hired.
The interim manager would serve until a new city council majority, which will be seated in November, hires a permanent city manager.
To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email scottfranz@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10
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