After 20 years as Port Townsend's first City Manager, David Timmons is leaving this position in June of 2019. So we need your help!

The City Manager, with the City Council, turns the community's vision, as expressed in our Comprehensive Plan, our functional plans and our strategic plan, into everyday reality. Operating at the heart of municipal government, the City Manager bridges the gap between City Council and administration.

This fall, the City Council appointed a Community Task Force to propose, based on public input, the profile for the next City Manager to be used in the recruitment process. This group, from across the Port Townsend community, created the enclosed survey and would like you to fill it out  The deadline for survey responses is December 14th.

We also invite you to attend a Public Conversation on the topic on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cotton building at 607 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA.

We will compile the responses and make a report to the City Council. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of this important role in our community.

The Community City Manager Recruitment Task Force: Catharine Robinson, Chair, Jean Camfield, John Collins, John Nowak, Kris Morris, Liesl Slabaugh, Malcolm Dorn, Ned Herbert, NormTonina, Samantha Thomas, Sarah Rubenstein, Siobhan Canty, & Tim Caldwell.

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* 1. What are the most important issues facing the City of Port Townsend?

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* 2. What qualities of leadership are most critical to the City Manager’s success in Port Townsend?

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* 3. How would you like the/a City Manager to interact with the community?

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* 4. Is there anything else you would like the City Council to consider when hiring the new City Manager?

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* 5. What advice would you give to the new City Manager?

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* 6. Do you live or work in Port Townsend?

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* 7. Name(optional)

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* 8. Occupation(optional)

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