2 finalists named for city manager

Mayor Paul Aziz and the Lebanon City Council have announced Troy Swanson and Christy Wurster are the final two candidates for City Manager.
The public is invited to attend a meet and greet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, at the Boulder Falls Event Center, 605 Mullins Drive.
After the candidates give their opening remarks, they will mingle with the community in an informal setting. Those in attendance may provide verbal or written feedback on each of the candidates to the City Council.
Oregon’s Phase II reopening requires social distancing at this event. The event will be streamed live on the city’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl22EmxE_5Q.
The candidates will be interviewed by a community panel on the afternoon of June 23 and have final interviews with council on June 24. The start date will be determined once a candidate has been selected.
For more information, contact Angela Solesbee, human resources director, at (541) 258-4261 or [email protected].

Troy Swanson
Swanson has been with the Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska, since 1997 when he started as supervisor of Technical Services, IT Division for the municipality’s water and wastewater utilities.
His subsequent positions for the utility include IT program manager, strategic planning, and he is currently CIO/IT division director, a position he has served in for more than 12 years.
He was also CIO/IT department director for the municipality for a total of three years.
Early in his career, Swanson was an automation engineer and lead planner for Lockheed Martin Corporation, providing services for federal agencies, for more than eight years.
He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Christy Wurster
Wurster has worked in local government since 1995.
She has been the city manager-recorder and urban renewal agency director for the City of Silverton since January 2017.
Her previous public service positions in Oregon include city manager pro-tem for the City of Sweet Home, interim city administrator for the City of Fairview, interim budget director for the City of Creswell, assistant to the city manager-franchise administrator for the City of Salem, city manager for the City of Dayton, and assistant public works director for the City of Dallas.
Wurster has a bachelor’s degree in management and communication from Western Baptist College and a master of public administration degree from Portland State University.