Seven firms submit bids to help find city manager.
Byline: Bob Keefer The Register-Guard
SPRINGFIELD - The city took one of its first steps toward naming its successor to Mike Kelly This article is about the newspaper columnist. For the baseball player, see Mike Kelly (baseball).
Mike Kelly is a columnist for the The Record, a newspaper serving Bergen County, New Jersey. with seven executive search firms submitting proposals to help find Springfield's next city manager.
Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. Director Bill Spiry will select one of the firms by early June, he said.
A representative from the successful firm is expected to meet with the City Council in a work session on June 13. Kelly is retiring Aug. 31.
The firms are:
PNR PNR Partner
PNR Passenger Name Record (airlines)
PNR Policía Nacional Revolucionaria (Cuban police)
PNR Philippine National Railways
PNR Point of No Return
PNR Polymerase Chain Reaction Associates of Springfield. Its principals include its president, Paul Plath, former superintendent of the Springfield School District. PNR's proposal notes that the firm has never assisted in a city manager search but has worked with 300 school districts in 35 states as well as with several Lane County organizations. PNR said its search would cost $10,000 to $12,000 plus expenses of up to $6,000.
Waters-Oldani Executive Recruitment Inc. of Dallas, Texas “Dallas” redirects here. For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation).
The City of Dallas (pronounced [ˈdæl.əs] or [ˈdæl. . The proposal highlights the firm's experience in recruiting "diverse candidate pools." The fee would be $18,500 plus expenses of up to $7,500.
William Avery William Avery may refer to:
San Marino (săn mərē`nō), residential city (1990 pop. 12,959), Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1913. Of interest is the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. , Sanger and Avalon, Calif. Avery's proposed fee is $15,900 plus expenses of up to $7,000.
L.B. Hayhurst & Associates Inc. of Novato, Calif. President Lonnie Hayhurst, a former human resources manager for Marin County, Calif., has recruited city managers for Clayton, Arcata and El Cerrito El Cerrito (ĕl sərē`tō), city (1990 pop. 22,869), Contra Costa co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1917. It is primarily residential. Golden Gate Fields Racetrack is nearby. , Calif., as well as the administrator of the Los Angeles Redevelopment Agency. The firm proposes a fee of $13,500 plus up to $8,000 in expenses.
Bob Murray & Associates of Roseville, Calif. Murray was city manager of Olympia before starting his consulting business. The firm recruited Eugene City Manager Dennis Taylor, who was hired in 2003, as well as city managers for Salem and Newberg. The firm's fee would be $17,500 plus expenses of up to $8,500.
Waldron & Co. of Seattle. Waldron has done searches for the Washington cities of Lakewood and Olympia, and for Cannon Beach. The firm, which also has offices in Lake Oswego, would charge $18,800 plus expenses to be agreed upon.
Wilcox, Miller & Nelson of Sacramento. Recent placements include a city administrator in Ashland and the city managers in Delano and East Palo Alto, Calif. Waldron's fee would be $13,000 plus expenses of up to $5,000.