Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has been named as one of five finalists for the position of county administrator in Clackamas County, Oregon.

The county, part of the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area, covers nearly 1,900 square miles from the suburbs of Portland to the Mount Hood National Forest.

It has a population estimated at over 408,000 people as of 2016, up 8.5 percent from 2010.

The county is seeking to replace its retiring county administrator, and a public reception for the finalists is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 7.

The other finalists include:

In May 2017, Bobkiewicz was one of four finalists to become the city manager of Tacoma, Washington. But he pulled out of the running after the City Council couldn’t agree on a finalist from among three remaining candidates, including Bobkiewicz, and invited Tacoma’s interim city manager, Elizabeth Pauli, to join the pool of applicants. The council ultimately selected Pauli for the job.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Should we be so lucky

    That Wally is hired away from us, at least we now know that we could hire Daryl (Troy) Bell. Our council loves wasting our money, and Bell is absolutely due a few more lawsuits. But it won’t happen… the folks in Oregon aren’t that stupid (I think).

    1. Hmm.. wonder if they are stupid enough

      … to publicly disparage an employee they want someone else to hire.  But hey, keep makin’ comments.  If you up your game, Wally will be in Evanston until he retires, because you will make sure no one else finds him an attractive candidate.  Good thinkin’.

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