Daniel to remain interim manager

February 2022 Posted in Community, People

Mount Angel Interim City Manager Mark Daniel has agreed to remain in his position indefinitely as the city continues searching for a qualified applicant.

During the Mount Angel City Council meeting Feb. 7, Councilor Pete Wall said the search for a new city manager had become exceptionally difficult because of numerous other cities also hiring for the position.

“This is the worst time I’ve ever seen to recruit a city manager, ever,” he said.

Wall and Mayor Don Fleck recently reviewed the performance of Daniel, who is also the city’s police chief, and were very satisfied with his fulfillment of both roles. Fleck said, though Daniel declined to accept the position of city manager permanently, he was pleased nonetheless that Daniel agreed to remain interim for the time being.

“Thank you so much for doing this and letting us wait, because it’s just going to be hard to find somebody right now,” Fleck told Daniel.

Daniel became interim city manager Sept. 1, 2021, after the departure of former City Manager Kevin Cronin. While in the position, Daniel has focused on infrastructure improvement and code enforcement, in addition to issues of public safety that cross over with his role as police chief.

– Stephen Floyd

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