Candidates for Camas city council address leadership renewal
“I feel like the job of mayor of our city right now is more than part-time,” King said. “It’s very difficult for individuals to give the job everything it needs while trying to be successful in a full-time job and possibly have a family at home.”
High disagreed with his opponent Perman over compensation for the town administrator.
“We are a growing city,” High said. “Are we achieving the highest levels of total compensation for the region? “
Perman said instead that compensation is generally not a factor in employee retention.
“In business, turnover is usually caused by poor management and / or poor hiring practices,” Perman said. “As a member of Camas City Council, I will ensure that candidates for the highest positions are fully vetted, assessed and interviewed by the entire City Council. “
Niles said he wanted the new management to keep Camas’ small town feeling.
“I would love to see an administrator who gets promoted from within or at the very least knows the ins and outs of running in a small town, a hometown,” Niles said. “We need leaders who are just as in love with our city as we are, who don’t see it as a stepping stone to something else. “
Others referred to educational and professional prerequisites. McDaniel, in addition to wanting to hire someone who already lives in the area, said she would like candidate city administrators to have a master’s degree and at least 10 years of experience as a department manager in the area. municipal administration.