Scottsdale Close To Selecting New City Manager — Again

Published: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:16pm
Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 2:20pm
(Photo by Christina Estes - KJZZ)
Scottsdale City Hall.

Scottsdale leaders could select a new city manager from a pool of three finalists Thursday night.

The finalists will present to the City Council and public at a meeting Friday at 5 p.m. The council could choose the new city manager after the presentations. Or they could not. Earlier this year, the council rejected three other finalists.

They are:

  • Konrad Hildebrandt, an assistant city manager in Odessa, Texas. Hildebrandt previously served 10 years as Cedar Hills, Utah. The Deseret News reported Hildebrandt resigned after residents accused him and the then-mayor of misusing funds. The county attorney later said no criminal investigation was warranted.
  • Gary Luebbers was a city manager in Sunnyvale, California until 2013 when he retired. The Arizona Republic reported in 2007 that Luebbers was previously a finalist for Goodyear city manager.
  • Jeff Nichols is Scottsdale’s current treasurer and chief financial officer. He previously served as the city’s accounting director. He was part of the first pool of finalists in the search for the city manager's job.

Fritz Behring served as Scottsdale’s city manager until June 2, 2015, when he had a seizure. He later had a stroke and the City Council ended Behring’s contract in March 2016.

Behring was the fourth person in five years to hold the job.

Read The Finalists' Resumes

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