City Council to hear from recruiting firm, Public Facilities Board executive at Monday’s work session

The Lynnwood City Council is scheduled to hear from the firm that will be recruiting for a new fire chief and the executive director of the Public Facilities Board at its Monday work session, scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Chuck Rohre, a Senior Consultant with Waters Consulting Group, Inc., will discuss with Council the upcoming recruitment of a Fire Chief. Rohre is seeking feedback on the preferred candidate profile in areas of Education/Experience, Venue of Experience, Professional Expertise, Management/Leadership Qualities, High-Priority Issues and Compensation Parameters.

The entire process, including background checks, will likely take three to four months.

After Rohre conducts the search and forwards the top candidates to Human Resources, the required civil service process will be administered to generate and certify a candidate eligibility list. After the eligibility list is certified, the Administration will select three candidates from the list to be interviewed by the City Council in Executive Session for potential confirmation. Council members may then contact the Administration informally prior to the appointment to voice their opinions and recommendations.

The Administration will then select a nominee for the position of Fire Chief and the Police Department will conduct a background check. The Council will vote on the confirmation of the proposed candidate. The pay range for the Fire Chief is $115,905 – $146,661.

Public Facilities District Board executive director Grant Dull is scheduled to talk about the Convention Center. Dull will be answering questions from the Council.

The City Council also is scheduled to hear from staff on draft regulations that would allow limited display of banner signs by businesses. Existing regulations prohibit the display of banner signs by businesses – except in conjunction with a Special Event Permit. The draft regulations would add provisions for banners to the Sign Code.




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