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Minden narrows list of manager finalists to 13

by Sheila Gardner

Minden Town board members have cut the list of applicants for manager to lucky 13 who will be interviewed next week.

The board has set a special meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday and left open the options of cutting the list to three finalists, or naming the new manager and negotiating the salary.

The salary range is $74,246-$99,756 plus benefits.

The appointment is to be finalized at the Nov. 2 regular meeting.

The remaining applicants include a finalist from the original 2010 search, two county employees and the former Gardnerville town manager.

Town board chairman John Stephans said he was pleased with the list of candidates and looked forward to the interview process

“We’re trying to keep it as simple as possible and still have everyone involved,” Stephans said.

“We have a good selection of candidates. I’ve asked the town board members to write down five questions and include those in the interviews,” he said. “In all, the candidates will be answering 30 questions.”

Each candidate will be questioned Monday by three panels consisting of board members and human resources staff. That will give the board members an opportunity to interview each candidate.

“I wanted to have the follow-up meeting on Tuesday, when everyone’s impressions are still fresh in their minds,” Stephans said.

The interviews on Monday are closed, but the Tuesday meeting is open to the public.

“We want to be open to the public and convenient as possible,” he said.

The finalists include John Greenhut, Minden, retired director of public works for the City of South Lake Tahoe who was among the top eight in the 2010 search.

Also in the group are Travis Lee, Minden, Douglas County senior services and public transit manager and Jenifer Scott, Gardnerville, office manager, China Spring Youth Camp.

Jim Park, who served as Gardnerville town manager for 10 years, is also a final candidate.

The job was vacated by the July resignation of town manager Roger Van Alyne who served about 15 months in the job.

The other finalists are:

— Elise A. Cunningham, Shady Cove, Ore., former city manager of Gold Hill, Ore.

— Jeremy Davidson, Gardnerville, self-employed residential designer, member Douglas County Planning Commission;

— Stephen Holsinger, Willows, Calif., city manager and former Nye County general services director;

— Michael Jarrett, Minden, self-employed Jarrett Construction, former chairman Douglas County Planning Commission;

— Gregg Leiss, Minden, administrative services, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services;

— Aaron Palmer, Victorville, Calif., Adelanto, Calif., deputy city director;

— Kimberly Sue Peterson, Minden, Nevada Department of Corrections education programs;

— James Polito, Indianapolis, Ind., former senior economist, Nevada Attorney General’s office, former deputy director, Nevada departments of Health and Human Services, Information Technology;

— Huiling Tanouye, Minden, former division administrator, Nevada Department of Personnel.


Minden Town Board special meeting 6 p.m., Tuesday, CIVC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., Minden. Information: 782-5976.