Brownwood City Council members selected six candidates Tuesday they hope to interview for the city manager’s job.
City officials planned to begin contacting the candidates Tuesday afternoon to schedule interviews for the nights of Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, Interim City Manager James Campbell said.
Council members chose the six from among 18 applicants, and hope to choose a city manager the week of Aug. 13-17.
The six candidates are:
Paul Catoe, city manager in Colorado City since July 2004. Previous jobs include city manager jobs in Dimmitt, Hamilton and Eastland. He attended Texas Tech University from 1967-’69 and North Texas State University from 1970-’71. Christopher Coffman, director of local government services for the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission in Amarillo since December 2004. Previous jobs include city manager in Borger and Panhandle. He graduated from West Texas A&M University with a degree in public administration in 1997. Gary Dumas, director of operations (effectively deputy city administrator) in Fayetteville, Ark. since May 2001. Previous jobs include director of public works in Sioux City, Iowa and director of planning in San Angelo, Victoria and Corpus Christi.
He graduated from North Texas State University in 1972 with a degree in political science.
Kandi Hubert, city manager in Balch Springs since October 2004. Previous jobs include city manager in Winnsboro and Gun Barrel City and city administrator in Electra. She attended the University of North Texas State and Southwest Texas State University. Bobby Rountree, city manager in Goldthwaite since April 2000. Previous jobs include Baytown, where he started as parks and recreation director, then became assistant city manager and later city manager. He also worked in the Parks Department in Lubbock. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in physical education in 1971. Jeffrey Thompson, who last worked as city manager in Aransas Pass. He left that job in November 2006. Previous jobs include city manager in Gilmer and city administrator in Leon Valley. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas-Tyler.