Bainbridge manager decision could come tonight










The City Council could pick the next Bainbridge manager before tonight is over.

The council will interview the three finalists for the city manager position in an executive session at the start of its regular study session, which begins at 4:30 p.m. The council may return to open session at 9:30 p.m. to discuss the hiring process. Several council members on Tuesday said they were optimistic a selection could be made at that time.

The three finalists (pictured above) were on Bainbridge for a tour of the island and a public reception Tuesday. About 40 residents attended the meet-and-greet at City Hall. The candidates gave brief introductions then mingled.

Stay tuned for coverage from this evening’s meeting. In the meantime you can read our stories on the background of the three candidates and the short but turbulent history of Bainbridge city managers. The city also has resumes and background documents posted on its city manager search page.

(Tad Sooter photos)

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  1. Act one:

    Telephone rings. RING! RING!

    Spouse looks at phone: “Honey, telephone! Caller ID says City of Bainbridge Island!”

    Applicant: “Aw crap. Guess I’d better answer it…”

    (Applicant picks up phone)

    Applicant: “Um, hullo?”

    COBI: “Hi, sorry to let you know about this, but, well? Are you sitting down? We’ve got some bad news for you.”

    Applicant: “Oh no…”

    COBI: “Sorry, but, well, you got the job.”

    Applicant: “Oh crap…”

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