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Modified: Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014

David Hawker

LINCOLN CITY — City councilors formed a committee Monday to begin the daunting task of finding a replacement for City Manager David Hawker, who will retire at the end of the year.

Hawker, who has been the city’s chief executive officer since December of 1999, warned town elders during a council meeting that picking his successor is the most important choice they currently face.

“It will be a million-dollar decision,” he said, citing the price of a costly mistake in hiring the wrong person.

Hawker revealed his intention to leave his job in this year’s budget message, published in April. On Monday, he repeated his argument that councilors use an experienced recruiting agency to find suitable applicants.

For the complete article see the 07-30-2014 issue.

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