Thornton city manager is finalist for Florida job

Kevin Woods is one of two contenders for city manager in Clearwater

Liam Adams
ladams@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 6/10/21

Thornton City Manager Kevin Woods is one of two finalists for city manager in Clearwater, Florida. Woods will meet with the city council of Clearwater, a city of about 116,000 people, next week, the …

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Thornton city manager is finalist for Florida job

Kevin Woods is one of two contenders for city manager in Clearwater

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Thornton City Manager Kevin Woods is one of two finalists for city manager in Clearwater, Florida.

Woods will meet with the city council of Clearwater, a city of about 116,000 people, next week, the Tampa Bay Times reported June 9. After private one-on-one interviews and a public group interview, Clearwater City Council will either decide between Woods or finalist Carl Geffken or consider restarting the hiring process.

From a list of 10 semi-finalists that a search firm provided, Clearwater City Council chose five finalists in late May, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Three of the finalists recently withdrew their names, leaving Woods and Geffken. The withdrawals have some councilors wanting to restart the process.

Through city of Thornton spokesperson Todd Barnes, Woods said he would not comment.

Woods has been with Thornton since October 2017. In that time, the city has taken major steps with the Thornton Water Project, replaced a water treatment plant, dealt with controversy surrounding the Thornton Shopping Center redevelopment, published a new comprehensive plan and gotten approval from council for major developments in north Thornton.

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