List of Final Five Applicants for City of Columbia 
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 8:54PM
ColumbiaCents in Columbia city council, Politics, teresa wilson

The State published an article containing the final 5 candidates for the City of Columbia's City Manager position.

Here they were.

Allison Baker, senior assistant city manager, Columbia. Experience in city government: 25 years total; 16 years with the city of Columbia, 5 with the city of Richmond, Va., 4 with the city of Suffolk, Va.

William Patrick Pate, assistant city manager, High Point, N.C. Experience in city government: 28 years total; 14 years with the city of High Point, 12 with the city of Greensboro, 2 with the city of Winston Salem

Leonard Frank Ragan, former city manager, McKinney, Texas. Experience in city government: 33 years total; 2 years with city of McKinney, Texas, 17 years with the city of Aurora, Colo., 10 years with the city of Bloomington, In., 4 with Henderson, N.C.

Jonathan “Fox” Simons Jr., city administrator, Easley. Experience in city government: 11 years total; 6 with Easley, 5 with Greenville

Teresa Wilson, assistant city manager, Columbia. Experience in city government: 5 years, 11 months total, all with the city Columbia. Also worked 1 year in the USC president’s office as coordinator of government and community relations

The State also posted the Manager's experience of cities referenced to salary

Columbia, S.C. – pop. 130,591

General fund budget: $300 million

Estimated number of employees: 2,200

City manager’s salary: $190,000

Years of experience: 5 years, 11 months total with city of Columbia. Also, 1 year in university government and community relations

Greenville, S.C. – pop. 60,379

General fund budget: $136 million budget

Estimated number of employees: 1,000

City manager’s salary: $158,704

Years of experience: 2 years, 6 months as city manager; 4 years, 2 months as deputy city manager/chief operating officer; 2 years, 10 months as assistant city manager; 17 years total with the city

Coral Springs, Fla. – pop. 123,338

General fund budget: $66 million

Estimated number of employees: 768

City manager’s salary: $205,000

Years of experience: 2 years, 2 months as city manager; 10 years as deputy city manager; 10 years 2 months total with the city

Raleigh, N.C. – pop. 416,468

General fund budget: $430 million

Estimated number of employees: 3,000

City manager’s salary: $232,800

Years of experience: 12 years as Raleigh’s city manager; 8 years as Rock Hill’s city manager; 4 years as Rock Hill’s assistant city manager; 4 years as Clinton’s city manager; 31 years of municipal management experience

Greensboro, N.C. – pop. 273,425

General fund budget: $450 million

Estimated number of employees: 3,000

City manager’s salary: $175,000

Years of experience: 4 years as city manager; 1 year as interim city manager; 3 years as assistant city manager; 13 years of public-private economic development experience prior to municipal government experience

 

Credit to Mindy Lucas of The State who tracked down all this data


Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/01/20/2597897/city-manager-salary-comparison.html#.UPye0fKyzcs#storylink=cpy
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