Springfield Notebook: Following interviews, the search continues

Following last week’s interview process, the City Council directed staff to continue recruiting efforts for the next city manager. The schedule is not yet set.
Springfield City Manager Gino Grimaldi retired effective June 30, 2018. The City of Springfield began its search for a new city manager in February 2019 using outside firm Strategic Government Resources to conduct the national recruitment effort.
A total of 42 candidates applied for the position and three were selected as finalists. In addition to the community engagement event held last week, finalists conducted interviews with City leadership and toured the City.
The city manager position is appointed by the Mayor and City Council.

‘Alien Invasion’: A teen program at Springfield Public Library
Teens, join us at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 on the Springfield City Hall Fountain Plaza to craft an “Alien Invasion.” We’ll be using windbags and craft supplies to design creatures from outer space. They may even follow you home!
The Library offers a weekly gathering for teens at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Join us to hang out, enjoy a snack, learn new skills and have fun. This event is free and intended for teens ages 12 and up. Teen programs are made possible by our generous Friends of the Springfield Library.
What: Alien Invasion
When: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 16
Where: Fountain Plaza, Springfield Public Library, 225 5th St., Springfield
Additional Information: Cara Kinsey, 541-726-4653, [email protected]

‘Summer Silent Reading Party’ at the PublicHouse: A chance to sit, read and enjoy the local ambiance of downtown Springfield.
Ever felt like reading a book while at a party? Come along to the Springfield Public Library’s “Summer Silent Reading Party” at PublicHouse, where ALL we will do is read! At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 we will gather together in the Arbor Bar of Springfield’s PublicHouse to read in the Oregon sunshine. Bring a book from home, or if you prefer, read one that the library will provide for the event. The Library will also supply a limited quantity of snacks from local eateries. Bring a friend to read with or come alone to read with us.
All Springfield Public Library events are free and open to the public.
What: Summer Silent Reading Party at PublicHouse
When: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 16
Where: PublicHouse 4606, 418 A St., Springfield
Additional Information: Mark Riddle, 541-726-2238, [email protected]



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