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:
- Daryl (Troy) Bell, who was fired as deputy cty manager of Walla Walla, Washington in 2016 and resigned under fire last year as chief administrative officer for Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
- Martha Bennett, the chief operating officer of Portland's regional government, Metro.
- Laurel Butman, the current deputy county administrator for Clackamas county.
- Gary Schmidt, the county's director of public and government affairs.
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.