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May 09,2008
Bend City Manager finalists selected
by Bend Weekly News Sources

BEND, Ore. -- The Bend City Council released Thursday the names of four candidates who were selected from more than 70 who vied for the position of Bend City Manager. A nationwide search to fill the position was conducted by The Waters Consulting Group, and one of the four chosen is Eric King who is currently serving as Bend’s Interim City Manager.

The four finalists will be involved in selection activities to be held May 19 and 20.  The community is invited to a public forum at the Tower Theatre on Monday May 19, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The finalists are:

Sam Kim

Present Position – Director, World Wide Product Generation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Vancouver, WA

Educational Background

  • Master of Science, engineering Management of Technology, University of Pennsylvania Wharton and Engineering Schools, Philadelphia, PA

  • Master of Business Administration, MIS & Operations, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Eric King

Eric King, Interim City Manager for Bend, is one of the four finalists selected by the City Council 

Present Position – Interim City Manager, City of Bend, Oregon

Educational Background –

  • Masters of Urban & Regional Planning, Portland State University, Portland, OR                                        

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science,  Economics & Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI                                    

Christopher Morrill

Present Position - Assistant City Manager, City of Savannah, Georgia

Educational Background –

  • Master of Public Administration, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Kent Myers

Present Position – City Manager, City of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Educational Background –

  • Masters of Public Administration, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

  • Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, University of Texas, Arlington, TX

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