Tagged with 'city manager'

City Manager responds to comments from last week’s Council meeting

City Manager responds to comments from last week’s Council meeting

By Michael Matthias City Manager, Des Moines In response to certain statements and questions that have been circulating and were brought forward at a recent Des Moines City Council meeting, I offer this... [Read more]

LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] As recently reported in The Waterland... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council selects Michael Matthias as new city manager

Des Moines City Council selects Michael Matthias as new city manager

By Jack Mayne Des Moines has a new city manager effective immediately, and Acting City Manager Michael Matthias will now take the permanent title, the City Council decided 6 to 1. The lone vote against... [Read more]

Former Des Moines City Manager appointed as Interim Manager for Burien

Former Des Moines City Manager appointed as Interim Manager for Burien

After an hour-plus interview of two candidates, the Burien City Council voted 5-0 Monday night (Oct. 10) to appoint retired Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki as interim manager of Burien…

Michael Matthias selected as new Des Moines City Manager

Michael Matthias selected as new Des Moines City Manager

EDITOR’S NOTE: This updated story replaces one from earlier Saturday that had incomplete information about this council meeting. We apologize for the error. By Jack Mayne Assistant Des Moines City Manager... [Read more]

Des Moines City Manager selection James Nichols withdraws application

Des Moines City Manager selection James Nichols withdraws application

James Nichols has informed Strategic Government Resources (SGR) that he is withdrawing as a candidate for the position of Des Moines City Manager. As we previously reported, Nichols was unanimously selected... [Read more]

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

Here’s episode #63 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Council chooses Nevada county manager as new Des Moines City Manager

Council chooses Nevada county manager as new Des Moines City Manager

By Jack Mayne James Nichols was unanimously selected Thursday night as Des Moines’ new city manager, pending usual contract negotiations. The selection was after a five-month national search that ended... [Read more]

Meet the four finalists for the City of Des Moines’ new City Manager

Meet the four finalists for the City of Des Moines’ new City Manager

The City of Des Moines on Thursday (July 14) announced the names of the four finalists in the search for its new City Manager. The four candidates have been invited for interviews, to be held on July... [Read more]

Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki to retire later this year

Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki to retire later this year

by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki told the City Council Thursday (Dec. 7) he was retiring later this year. “I informed Council that I intend to retire from service to the City of Des... [Read more]

Normandy Park City Council hires Bob Jean as interim City Manager

Normandy Park City Council hires Bob Jean as interim City Manager

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: After spending three hours questioning three candidates for interim city manager, the City Council voted on Wednesday night (Jan. 7) to hire Bob Jean, a veteran... [Read more]

BREAKING: Normandy Park City Manager suddenly resigns

BREAKING: Normandy Park City Manager suddenly resigns

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park City Manager Glenn Akramoff – who has been in that position since July, 2013 – resigned suddenly Tuesday night, Dec. 16. A special City Council... [Read more]

City Manager: redesigned website, new system for public records & more

City Manager: redesigned website, new system for public records & more

Tony Piasecki Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki says that in 2013 the city redesigned the city website, launched a new system for requesting city public records and added new equipment that permits... [Read more]