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Great Leader Wanted: Fairview Launches Search for City Administrator (Photo) - 10/25/21

On Monday, Oct. 25, the City of Fairview will formally launch its search for a new city administrator – the city’s top appointed official who oversees 26 employees, an annual budget of $30.2 million, and services for a community that just surpassed 10,000 residents.

The Fairview City Council this month approved a recruitment profile for the city administrator position, which can be found here, along with a set of hiring procedures and a salary range. Jensen Strategies, a Portland consulting firm with a focus on public sector service, is leading the search. Jensen Strategies has recently recruited leaders for the cities of Ashland, Hood River, Cannon Beach, and Sisters and has advised clients that include the cities of Beaverton, Tigard, and West Linn, as well as the League of Oregon Cities and the Oregon Mayor’s Association. 

Fairview’s top job is open due to the retirement of Nolan Young, a long-time municipal leader who has served Fairview since 2016. Young retires in January 2022.

The new city administrator will arrive at a crucial and compelling time for Fairview. The city is nearing completion on a new city brand and its first food cart pod is under construction. Major urban renewal projects, including a roundabout that will serve as a gateway to the city from Interstate 84, are in the works. Fairview leaders are working with the neighboring cities of Wood Village and Troutdale and McMenamins Edgefield to remaking Halsey Street as a new pedestrian-friendly “Main Street.”

In addition, Fairview’s population has grown 17 percent in the last 10 years, according to results from the 2020 U.S. Census, which puts Fairview at 10,424 residents – with one in five Hispanic, Asian Pacific-Islander, and other people of color. 

Located on the edge of the Columbia River between Portland and the Columbia River Gorge, Fairview is known for its affordability, small-town feel, and natural beauty. The city is home to 437 acres of parks and protected open space – three times the standard amount recommended by the National Parks and Recreation Association. Even when completely built out, 22 percent of land in Fairview will be open space, much of it wetlands. Sweeping views of Mt. Hood, the Columbia, and the Gorge give the city its name.

For more information, contact Erik Jensen at Jensen Strategies at ik@jensenstrategies.com">erik@jensenstrategies.com

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