COEUR d'ALENE - The Coeur d'Alene City Council agreed Tuesday night to reopen discussion of replacing the city administrator position.
During the May 20 council meeting, the mayor appointed Finance Director Troy Tymesen as the interim city administrator while the city set up an open application process.
At that May meeting, Mayor Steve Widmyer said he wanted to discuss recruitment options for the city administrator position with the city council. He suggested the city could begin an open recruitment in July with the intent to fill the position by Oct. 1. Widmyer said Tymesen was amenable to an open recruitment and agreed to throw his hat into the ring.
Councilman Dan Gookin said Wednesday that an open recruitment is a good idea, and that if an internal candidate gets the job it would confirm that person was the best fit for the job.
But at Tuesday's council meeting, Councilman Woody McEvers made the case to reopen that discussion to consider foregoing the selection process and hire Tymesen.
"I don't think we should have to prolong this process until October," McEvers said after listing a number of accomplishments Tymesen has been associated with over the past decade. More here. Jeff Selle, CdA Press
Agree or disagree with Woody?