The City of Burlington is hosting a public reception for the 3 finalists for its City Manager position. The reception is scheduled for Friday, January 29, 2021 from 6-7 PM at Burlington Memorial Auditorium 200 N. Front Street Banquet Room A. All participants will be asked to wear masks and observe social distancing protocols to protect against transmission of COVID-19.
The finalists for the position are:
Sam Anselm is the former City Administrator of Wildwood, Missouri and former City Manager of Joplin, Missouri. He has served in local government positions in Missouri for the past 22 years. He holds a Master of Public Policy Administration degree from the University of Missouri- St. Louis.
Chad Bird is the City Manager of Decorah, Iowa, and former City Administrator of Adel, Iowa, with a total of 16 years’ experience in local government administration. He also has previous experience as the Director of Parks & Recreation in DeWitt, Iowa. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University.
Redmond Jones II is the City Administrator of West Branch, Iowa. Previous to that service, he was the City Manager of Groveland, Florida and the Assistant to the City Administrator/Affirmative Action Officer in Davenport, Iowa. He has a total of 23 years of local government experience. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Kansas.
The candidates will interview with elected officials and other invited participants on Saturday, January 30. The selected candidate will replace Jim Ferneau, who is leaving the position after 8 years of service to pursue a business opportunity.