Mayor to announce final four candidates for Watkins' job

Friday, March 11, 2011 | 10:59 a.m. CST; updated 10:03 a.m. CDT, Thursday, March 17, 2011

COLUMBIA — Mayor Bob McDavid was scheduled to announce the final four candidates for the city manager position at 11 a.m. today at City Hall.

The list of candidates to succeed retiring City Manager Bill Watkins includes:

  • Lori Curtis Luther, city administrator for Waukesha, Wis.
  • Mike Matthes, assistant city manager and chief information officer for Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Kent Myers, city manager for Port Angeles, Wash.
  • David Vela, assistant city manager for Abilene, Texas.

McDavid will also discuss the interview process to be held next week.

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