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Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Off the Cuff: Rob Hillard, City Manager

Oliver Bok, News Editor
December 9, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS, Recent Stories

Rob Hillard began his job as Oberlin’s new city manager Monday. In his new position, Hillard will run the city administration and make recommendations to City Council. Hillard served as the city manager for Allegan, MI, from 2005 to 2016. Previously, he worked as the city manager for Yellow Springs, Ohi...

Hillard Brings Decades of Experience to Manager Post

Lucy Haskell
November 4, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After almost 10 months and two rounds of recruitment, City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Rob Hillard as Oberlin city manager last Thursday. Pending contract negotiations, Mr. Hill- ard will come to Oberlin with more than two decades of experience in local govern- ment in Allegan, M...

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Council Chooses Hillard for City Manager

Eliza Guinn, Staff Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Community News, Features, NEWS, Recent Stories

After months of uncertainty surrounding Oberlin’s lack of a permanent city manager, City Council unanimously selected Robert Hillard to fill the position Thursday evening. Hillard was previously the city manager for Allegan, MI, where he served from 2005–2016. The pick comes as a bit o...

Council Needs Quicker Decision on City Manager

Editorial Board
September 9, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

The city manager search that has now stretched for nine months re­sembles an episode of Amy Poehler’s Parks and Recreation, except there’s no season finale in sight. Interim City Manager and Finance Director Sal Talarico has stepped up since former City Manager Eric Norenberg re­signed last Dec...

Stalemate Results in Extended City Manager Search

September 2, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

An Oberlin City Council meeting that promised to conclude the nine-month search for a permanent city manager resulted in a stalemate Aug. 15. The process has dragged on since former City Manager Eric Norenberg stepped down last December, leaving Interim City Manager Sal Talarico to serve as both city...

GovHR to Take Control of City Manager Search

Vergil Demery
February 26, 2016
Filed under Community News, NEWS

Oberlin City Council agreed last week to hire GovHR USA to assist in its search for a permanent city manager. GovHR, a corporate firm based in Northbrook, IL, was chosen over three other applicants to help vet candidates for the position. City Council Member Kelley Singleton cited GovHR’s experience...

Until Next Time: What’s to Come Next Semester

Tyler Sloan, News Editor
December 12, 2015
Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Strategic Plan: College President Marvin Krislov said that a final draft of the Strategic Plan will be published in March. The Steering Committee released a draft, titled Oberlin College Strategic Plan 2016-2021: Shaping the Future, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, which was met with student concern regarding a...

City Council Appoints Interim City Manager

City Council Appoints Interim City Manager

Jack Rockwell
December 4, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

As City Manager Eric Norenberg prepares to move to a new job in Milford, Delaware, City Council has decided to promote from within. City Council met on Nov. 30 to pass an ordinance appointing Sal Talarico, the current director of finance for the city of Oberlin, as the new interim city manager. Talar...

City Manager to Leave in December

City Manager to Leave in December

Louis Krauss, Staff Writer
November 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

After eight years on the job, Eric Norenberg is preparing to leave his position as city manager. Norenberg recently received a similar managerial position in a city that will be announced publicly on Monday. Norenberg informed City Council of his plans this past week, prompting the Council to hol...

Retreat Provides Venue for Council Members to Air Concerns

Retreat Provides Venue for Council Members to Air Concerns

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under Community News, NEWS

The Oberlin City Council is working on communication. Last Friday and Saturday, the seven Oberlin City Council members, a paid facilitator and 10 to 15 interested community members filed into a small conference room at the Oberlin Inn for a rare midterm City Council retreat. “How can we work as...

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