Updated: Keepin’ It In Clackamas — LO Selects Lazenby

The relocation costs will be minimal as Lake Oswego will select Scott Lazenby, Sandy city manager and ELGL member, as their new top administrator. The decision is expected to take place at tonight’s Council meeting – Lake Oswego City Council expected to name Scott Lazenby as new city manager and Scott Lazenby to be named new city manager

Kudos to Lake Oswego staff for carrying out a low-profile recruitment process that maintained the anonymity of the candidates.

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Dr. Scott Lazenby’s research and interests include innovation in both management and service provision, government budget and finance, urban renewal, staff-governing board relationships, project management, economic development, use of technology including municipal Internet service, strategic planning, lean six sigma process improvements, contract management, and development of code language and administrative rules. He has been city manager of Sandy OR since 1992; before this, he has worked as the Director of Management & Budget for Glendale, AZ, Assistant to the City Manager for Vancouver WA, and President of the Oregon City/County Management Association (2006).

Dr. Lazenby has been an adjunct instructor at the Hatfield School since 2007. He holds a BA in Physics (Reed College 1977); an MS in Public Management & Policy (Carnegie-Mellon University, 1979); and a PhD Public Administration & Policy (Hatfield School of Government, 2009). Related links: ICMA PSU Chapter: A Public Sector Startup and On Campus with the Portland State MPA Program.

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