Update On Search For Next Eureka City Manager

Update on the search for the next city manager of Eureka. At a September 24th Closed Session meeting, Council reviewed the 10 applications and
resumes and chose 6 finalists to be interviewed by the Council on October 11-12, 2019. One
applicant withdrew from the process leaving the Council with 5 applicants to interview. After
consultation with Richard Fursman, an alternate candidate was invited to move forward to the
Council’s interview process, for a total number of 6 applicants. The six candidates are as
follows:

Matt Brown Finance Director St. Helens, Oregon
Tyler de la Plaine Consultant
Brian Gerving Public Works Director Eureka, CA
Dean Lotter City Manager New Brighton, Minnesota
Miles Slattery Community Services Director Eureka, CA
Paul Van Haute County Manager Putnam County, Georgia
The six applicants will meet with City Council and staff and then tour the City of Eureka on
Friday, October 11, 2019. At 5:00 PM on Friday a community forum will be held at the
Wharfinger Building to allow the public to meet the candidates and hear a brief introduction
from each candidate.
On Saturday, October 12th, applicants will be interviewed by a community panel, selected by
the Mayor and Council, city department directors and the Mayor and City Council Members.
The Mayor and Councilmembers each selected a member of the community to serve on the
community panel along with a member from the Eureka City School Board.