Keith Campbell has withdrawn his name from consideration as a candidate for the City Manager of Bainbridge Island.
Mr. Campbell is the current City Manager of Stayton, Oregon. He was hired in 2014. Campbell has been working with local governments for 14 years. Previous experience includes serving as the City Clerk for the City of Shawnee, Kansas from 2010 to 2014 and the Deputy County Clerk of Douglas County, Kansas from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Campbell has a Masters of Public Administration and a B.A. in business administration from the University of Kansas.
Recent efforts were made by council member Michael Pollock to smear city manager candidate Blair King in a 35 page paper containing several false and misleading statements.
Blair King was chosen 4 to 3 at Tuesday nights regular business meeting of the Bainbridge Island City Council. This was after a two hour long executive session and several statements made by council members.
Although Mr. King has been chosen as the candidate he is not guaranteed the job. There is still the negotiation process for his contract. ￼
Mayor Rasham Nassar made mentioned during the council meeting about the decision not being final yet. She was one of the three no votes for Blair King in addition to council members Michael Pollock and Brenda Fantroy-Johnson. ￼
On Friday at 10 AM, Wake Up Bainbridge will be airing an exclusive interview with council member Kirsten Hytopoulos as she speaks about the 35 page paper in question and her reasoning for choosing Blair King as her candidate for the next City Manager of Bainbridge Island.
Blair King, currently serves as the City Manager of Coronado, California. He has been in the position since 2010. King, has 36 years of local government experience, including 25 years as a City Manager at cities throughout the golden State of California. Education includes a Masters in Public Administration and a B.A. from California State University, Fresno.
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