Reedsport City Manager Named New Clatsop County Manager

Reedsport city manager named new Clatsop County manager

By TYLER GRAF
The Daily Astorian

Clatsop County announced Monday it has hired Reedsport City Manager Scott Somers to head up its top administrative position.

He will replace Duane Cole as county manager, beginning July 16. Cole retired from the position May 31 after serving since 2009.

Somers’ hiring caps a months-long search for a new county manager after Cole announced his retirement at the beginning of the year. He was one of six finalists for the position to visit Clatsop County earlier in the month, and the only one with experience in a coastal community in Oregon.

“All I can say is I’m really excited I think it will be a really good fit,” Somers said Monday morning. “I look forward to meeting the commissioners and helping them with the strategic plan.”

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