Malin contender for Fort Worth job


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Posted Online: Feb. 18, 2014, 8:25 pm
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By Stephen Elliott, selliott@qconline.com
DAVENPORT -- Davenport City Administrator Craig Malin is a finalist for a position in Fort Worth, Texas, similar to his current job with the city.

Mr. Malin, Davenport's city administrator since 2001, is one of four finalists for the Fort Worth chief executive slot. The others are Milton Dohoney, a former city manager of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mark McDaniel, city manager of Tyler, Texas; and Joyce Wilson, city manager in El Paso, Texas.

The four finalists are scheduled to be brought in for another round of in-person interviews with the city council on Feb. 25, according to Fort Worth's city website.

Fort Worth spokesman Bill Begley said the city's population is about 780,000 and is growing.

Mr. Malin said via email Tuesday he was recruited for the Fort Worth position.

Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba said, "I think Craig is the hardest working person we have in city government. He works around the clock and is thoroughly dedicated to Davenport. I respect Craig. I think Davenport is fortunate to have him."

Under his current contract through Jan. 1, 2015, Mr. Malin's annual salary is $184,457.

Mayor Gluba said he would hate to lose Mr. Malin. "We used to go through city managers around here like people go through underwear. That doesn't do a community any good."

Mr. Malin is not a stranger to other job offers.

In July 2013, he was a finalist to become city manager of Ankeny, Iowa. In 2011, Mr. Malin was a contender for city manager in Tacoma, Wash., and in 2004, he was a candidate for city manager of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

In 2003, Mr. Malin turned down an offer to work for the city of Peoria.

On Tuesday, Mr. Malin said he has been satisfied with his tenure in Davenport, saying it has been a good run.

"I've long ago set the record for tenure in Davenport, and no city manager in Iowa has ever managed a larger city longer," Mr. Malin said.























 



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