A city manager search, Texas-style

Bainbridge Island Review Staff Writer 
APRIL 11, 2012 

There were no tumble weeds blowing through council chambers. There was no clink, clink, clink from the sound of spurs.

But when a lone man from Texas strolled to the front of the room, he soon shot down his competition with his easy Southern charm.

The Bainbridge Island City Council unanimously selected Strategic Government Resources as the company to find Bainbridge Island’s next city manager.

Representatives from the executive search firms Affion, The Mercer Group, Prothman and Strategic Government Resources gave presentations to the council at a special meeting Tuesday to stake their claim for the job. They came fully loaded; plenty of notes, a few PowerPoint printouts and polished pitches.

Then there was Ron Holifield, CEO of Strategic Government Resources, the final presenter of the evening. The man from Keller, just south of Fort Worth, walked up to the podium in the council chambers with empty hands but plenty of Lone Star straight talk.

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