Coquille Appoints New City Manager

The World | Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 7:04 pm

The Coquille City Council chose Ben Marchant as its new city manager Friday.

The decision followed a nationwide search that included screening by the League of Oregon Cities, rounds of interviews with Coquille city residents and staff, and in-depth reference and background checks. The city received 50 resumes from candidates throughout Oregon and across the United States.

The city manager’s position became vacant when Terence O’Connor resigned to become North Bend’s city administrator.

“The Council and I want to express our deep appreciation for the tireless dedication of our interim city manager, Chuck Dufner, and all of our department heads and staff during the transition,” said Mayor Matt Muenchrath.

Marchant’s salary will be $84,000 per year along with insurance and retirement benefits.

Marchant holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science. Most recently, he was city administrator of Jerome, Idaho from 2008 to 2011.

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