By Starla Pointer • Staff Writer • 

Dayton manager candidates to meet public

The public open house will run from 11 a.m. to noon in the Dayton City Hall Annex, 408 Ferry St. After that, the candidates will be interviewed by panels consisting of representatives of the city council, city staff and community.

They are:

n Randy Bombarier of Vancouver, Wash. He served as city manager in Ridgefield, Wash., from 2001 to 2004. Holder of a master’s degree in city management from East Tennessee University, he has since been working in the private sector.

n Rodney Otterness of International Falls, Minn. He has served as city manager in International Falls since 2004 andserved as city administrator in Buell, Minn., previously. He holds a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul.

n Scott Pingel of Hermiston. He has served as city manager in Stanfield since 2010. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of West Virginia.

n Paul Poczobut of Orland, Calif. He served as city manager in Orland from 2008 to 2011. He previously served as assistant town manager in Taylor, Ariz., and city administrator/recorder in Turner. He received his master’s degree in public administration from Troy State University.

Councilors will meet later in the day Saturday. They will decide then whether to begin negotiations with a top finalist, seek more information about one or more of them, or take other steps.

The new manager will replace Christy Ellis, who has left Dayton. City recorder Peggy Selberg is serving as interim city manager.

Nancy Boyer, executive director of the Mid-Willamette Council of Governments, is helping with the search. She said more than three-dozen people applied.

For more information, call Dayton City Hall at 503-864-2221.

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