Community is invited to meet Vancouver City Manager finalists at upcoming Q&A sessions

June 26, 2024

Vancouver, Wash. – As part of Vancouver’s search for its next City Manager, the City is hosting two Community Q&A sessions with the finalists for the position.

“Providing an opportunity for the community to meet the finalists for our next city manager is an important part of the overall hiring process,” said Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle. “The questions and priorities raised by the community will help the Council make this critical hire.” 

During these moderated discussions, candidates will share their thoughts about the future of Vancouver, be asked about community priorities identified in a recent city manager survey, and answer questions submitted by community members. Questions can be submitted now at Written questions will also be collected from audiences the day of the respective event.

The names of the finalists will be released the week of the events.

Community Q&A schedule 

Thursday, July 18 

Doors: 6:00 p.m. 
Event: 6:30-8:00 p.m.  

Firstenburg Community Center 
700 NE 136th Ave. 

Please RSVP to the event to help us plan 

Friday, July 19 

8:30-10:00 a.m. (doors 8 a.m.) 

Co-sponsored with Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber 

Hilton Vancouver Washington 

310 W. 6th Street 

Pine/Spruce Room 

Spanish interpretation will be available, please contact us for other interpretation needs.  

Please RSVP to the event to help us plan 

The City has contracted with Bob Murray and Associates to help manage the national recruitment and hiring process, with the goal of an appointment in August. Find the latest information about the recruitment process, including the job description, at   

The City is seeking a new city manager due to the recent retirement announcement from City Manager Eric Holmes. 


Contact Info:
Laura Shepard, Communications Director,