Shane Shields has withdrawn his name from permanent Wellington City Manager job search

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Shane Shields, the interim Wellington City Manager, has withdrawn his application to become the new permanent city manager.Shields said he submitted a letter to the city council on July 29 stating he is withdrawing his name from consideration.Shane Shields“It was for a number of contributing factors,” Shields said.He said he would not elaborate what those factors were.Shields, who is the Wellington City Clerk, was hired to replace Wellington City Manager Gus Collins on an interim basis at the start of June. He is currently serving in both capacities until a permanent city manager is hired. The Wellington City Council is currently conducting a job search for Collins replacement. Wellington Mayor Roger Stallbaumer said there were 53 applicants. There has been no public timetable established for the eventual hiring of the manager but Stallbaumer estimated it could be in October.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -10 Vote up Vote down Reality Check · 314 weeks ago Make Bob Knight the new Wellington city manager! Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago -14 Vote up Vote down Sanity Check · 314 weeks ago Make Shelly Hansel the new city manager! 🙂 Report Reply 1 reply · active 314 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Guest · 314 weeks ago If your name is any indication, maybe you should be checked out for that recommendation! Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down whatever · 314 weeks ago Sorry to hear was really hoping he would get the job. Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Credence · 314 weeks ago This is unfortunate news. Personally, I feel Mr. Shields would be a great city manager especially since he is a local candidate. However, I can’t say I blame him considering the issues we have in Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down guest 1 · 314 weeks ago Probably the thought of being interviewed by a bunch of hicks and the idea of the public being involved. Need a professional committee to do the interviews and make the recommendation to the council to vote on. Wellington has plenty these types of individuals that would do a good job and would do so for the sake of Wellington. P.S. Bob Knight wouldn’t waste his time. Report Reply 1 reply · active 314 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down dissapointed · 314 weeks ago I agree with guest. Why is something so simple that makes so much common sense so difficult for our current city council to understand! Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down craig · 314 weeks ago Folks, with all due respect… Ms. Hansel does a fine job as an ambassador for Wellington’s Chamber of Commerce. She is involved in lots of community events and she’s on TV a lot, bringing things to your living room. This is good. And Ms. Hansel has already proven she has NO COMPUNCTION about spending 12 million dollars that we cannot afford to buttress our schools against an enemy invasion that will never happen. We cannot have a special-interest person like Ms. Hansel in charge of our city or our money. Think “outsider” here. Think transparency. Think integrity. No more buddy system. That’s why we have problems in the first place. Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down understand · 314 weeks ago We need someone local. I’m sure Shane had his reasons, but surely someone else local has stepped up?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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