There will be a reception at the Holiday Inn Express in Belgrade on December 3 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. to meet the City Manager candidates.

The Candidates (names listed alphabetical):

Ted Barkley has served as the City Manager of Ellensburg, Washington, for the past 13 years. Before taking that position on 2000, he was the City Manager for Montrose, Colorado, for 8 years. He also held the position of Assistant City Manager for Garden City, Kansas, from 1987-1992.

Ben Bifoss most recently served as City Manager of Traverse City, Michigan, for almost 5 years. Prior to that, he worked as Project Manager for Abonmarche Consultants and was the General Manager for West Michigan Dock & Market Corporation. Mr. Bifoss served as City Manager for Manistee, Michigan, from 1987-2001, and he also held positions of City/County Manager for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana, City Manager for Montevideo, Minnesota, and Assistant City Manager for Grand Haven, Michigan.

Jack Cameron has been the Administrator for the Village of Evendale, Ohio, since 2004. Prior to that he served the City of Norwood, Ohio, for seven years, first as Chief Project Coordinator and then Safety-Service Director. Mr. Cameron was also an engineer at a private firm for several years earlier in his career.