Yakima City Councilmembers Decide Who They Want for City Manager
After two days of interviews and following an executive session Friday evening, the Yakima City Council has decided it wants Tony O’Rourke to become Yakima’s next city manager.
During a special meeting following Friday's executive session, the Council voted unanimously to begin negotiations with O’Rourke on a contract.
O’Rourke was one of four finalists for the job, all of whom were interviewed for the position by the Council, City department directors, and a community member panel yesterday. Each finalist also underwent one-on-one interviews with each Council member today.
O’Rourke is currently the city manager in South Lake Tahoe, California, a position he has held since August 2010.