Following the March 2016 departure of City Manager Tom Markus, the City of Iowa City has begun its search for a new city manager. In a press release sent this evening, the city invited comment from the public as it considers a full-time appointment for Interim City Manager Geoff Fruin (assistant city manger under Markus).
Mayor Jim Throgmorton indicated in the release that a City Council vote on whether to appoint Fruin or conduct a national search could be expected sometime in June. Public comment is requested by June 10.
Read the full release:
Public input sought on City Council search for City Manager
Mayor Jim Throgmorton released the following information regarding the City Manager search. The City Council appointed Assistant City Manager Geoff Fruin as Interim City Manager effective March 19, 2016. The City Council hopes to have a meeting by the end of June to make a decision on whether to appoint Geoff Fruin as City Manager or do a national search seeking applications from all qualified persons, including Interim City Manager Fruin should he choose to apply.
The Council welcomes any comments from the public on this issue. Comments may be emailed to CityManagerSearch@iowa-city.org. Written correspondence may be directed to:
City Manager Search
c/o City Clerk
City of Iowa City
410 East Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
All written and electronic correspondence is a public record and will be distributed to the City Council and permanently archived as a public record. Deadline for comments is Friday, June 10, at 4:30 p.m.
Per Council policy anonymous correspondence will not be accepted; your name is required. Comments received without a name will not be forwarded to the City Council.
You may also contact individual Council Members directly to provide your input.