The Arizona Daily Sun named Yakima City Manager Cliff Moore as a finalist in the city of Flagstaff’s search for a new city manager on Wednesday.
Reporter Adrian Skabelund noted that Moore, who currently serves as the city manager for Yakima, is one of four finalists selected for the role.
Moore’s profile in the news article said he served as the county manager in Thurston County from 2013 to 2016, when he accepted the Yakima city manager position, that he has 28 years of public service and a master’s degree in multicultural education and a bachelor of arts degree.
Moore did not immediately respond for comment.
The other finalists include Steve Barwick, a former city manager of Aspen, Colo.; Greg Clifton, a former city manager of Vail, Colo.; and Andrew Bertelson, who works as the Flagstaff’s public works director and has worked for the city since 2016.
The Daily Sun article notes the city received 51 applications for the position. Candidates still need to undergo in-person interviews with city staff and council and participate in a public meet-and-greet, scheduled for Wednesday, June 19.
The article said that the city of Flagstaff has been looking to fill the position since Josh Copley resigned in 2018 and Barbara Goodrich took over the position. This round is the third attempt to fill the position, with deliberations in March falling apart after the city’s top two choices rejected offers.
Skabelund reported in March that the City Council’s salary offer factored into those passes and that the city reported it would increase the city manager annual salary offer to between $200,000 and $230,000.