Thursday, January 13, 2011
Roger Crum who is a representative and volunteer for the International City/County Manager Association will be in Caldwell at a public forum to discuss City/County Mgr government with interested citizens. The meeting will be held at the Caldwell Public Library meeting room on January 19th @ 7:00PM. (A group of local citizens not affiliated with this blog have invited Mr. Crum to this meeting)
Resume of Mr. Crum:
"Roger Crum served five years as an officer in the Air Force and eight years as a systems engineering supervisor in the aerospace industry before joining the public sector. Under a National Science Foundation program became a technology transfer advisor to local government, then moved into management. Served as Deputy City Manager and City Manager of Spokane, Washington, and City Manager of Evanston, Illinois before retiring from full
time employment. Subsequently have served as an interim city manager and an interim parks director in addition to consulting work. Currently serving as a part time mediator for the Fulcrum Institute and continue as a volunteer advisor to Washington State city managers and administrators."
City Manager form of government was on the ballot for voters to consider in the early 1990's. The election was defeated by 19 votes. A group of concerned citizens is once again raising city manager government as something we need to consider given the current political climate in the cities of Caldwell, Nampa and Canyon County. The meeting is open to all and we encourage your attendance. It is a forum to discuss a better way to manage local government with trained and credentialed professionals and is by no means an opportunity to criticize current office holders.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 12:26 PM