City Council Selects Final Candidates for Valdez City Manager

Valdez, AK – At a special meeting with Slavin Management Consultants on Thursday evening, City Council selected five finalists in the 2015 Valdez City Manager recruitment search.

Finalist Candidate Name and Current Residence
(Candidates listed in alphabetical order)
Click on each name to view resume.

Elke Doom (Princeton, West Virginia)
Tito Alberto Haes (Duarte, California)
Dennis Ragsdale (Saint Cloud, Florida)
Lisa M. Von Bargen (Valdez, Alaska)

The fifth candidate selected as a finalist, James Coleman, withdrew his name from consideration Friday morning.

Candidates and their spouses will be invited to travel to Valdez next week to tour the community and City facilities.

A community reception to meet the candidates will be held on Thursday,
October 8, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center conference room. The reception is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Three panels consisting of City Council, City staff, and community leaders will interview finalists on Friday, October 9, 2015. Final selection of the new City Manager is scheduled for inclusion on the October 13, 2015 regular City Council meeting agenda.

Brief resumes for all five candidates are attached to this release.