Four city manager finalists announced

By Pat Sunderland


The Delta City Council has announced four candidates for the city manager vacancy, selected from 46 applicants for the position.

The finalists are Don Gaeddert of Larned, Kan., Dan Hamsmith of Parker, George Korthauer of Petoskey, Mich., and David Torgler of Hayden.

A fifth candidate withdrew his name Monday night.

An Internet research reveals that Don Gaeddert retired after serving as Larned city manager for 18 years.

Dan Hamsmith has a background in economic development.

George Korthauer retired after a 25-year stint as city manager of Petoskey. Since leaving Petoskey, he has worked as an interim city manager and economic development consultant.

David Torgler is the town manager in Hayden.

Interviews will be conducted Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24. The candidates will be assessed by interview panels including city council members and city department heads.

Community members will have an opportunity to meet the candidates at a reception Monday, Nov. 23, at Bill Heddles Recreation Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m.