New Centerville city administrator coming mid-January
Sunday, December 18, 2016
By Michael Schaffer
Late Saturday evening the Centerville City Council decided to offer the vacant city administrator position to Jason Fraser, a former Centerville resident now residing in Washington, D.C. with his wife Allison and daughter where hecurrently works for the U.S. Department of State.
Fraser accepted the city’s offer and he is expected to start on or before Jan. 16.
The recruitment of the new city administrator included the entire community, according to a memorandum issued by Neil MacArthur, the mayor of Centerville.
“This past weekend, the City had the pleasure of meeting with three wonderful, qualified candidates for the open City Administrator position,” MacArthur said in his statement. “The candidates met with the City staff, council members, and community leaders and toured the City.”
MacArthur by telephone late Saturday evening said the council got at it early that day, 8 a.m., and made their unanimous decision for the best candidate around 7:30 p.m.
“I will absolutely tell you that there is absolutely total one hundred precent support from all five of the City Council members and myself as the mayor,” MacArthur said of the Fraser selection. “We’re excited. We think we’ve got an excellent candidate and I think the city is going to be very pleased as they get to meet this gentleman and have him back in the community. We’re really pleased to have him.”
The City Council is expected to vote on the employment agreement with Fraser during their meeting Monday night. See Wednesday’s Daily Iowegian to see the vote and what was said.
Fraser is no stranger to Centerville. Fraser is the son of Dr. David Fraser and he spent much of his youth in Centerville.
Article courtesy of Daily Iowegian.
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