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Meet the finalists for Corpus Christi City Manager job

Posted at 4:53 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 19:45:33-05


On Wednesday, KRIS 6 News uncovered facts about the six City Manager finalists chosen by Slavin Management Consultants.


  • Harry Black served as City Manager of Cincinnati, Ohio from 2014 to 2018. According to the NBC News affiliate there, Black resigned from that position last April due to what he called a “hostile” and “untenable” work environment. Other reports claim he and the mayor there had a strained relationship.


  • James Dinneen has twelve years of experience as a County Manager in Volusia County, Florida from 2006 to 2018. WESH News reported that Dinneen left that position in June 2018, after Volusia County Council passed a motion to relieve him of his duties. Because he was not fired for cause, he was able to collect severance pay.


  • Simon Farbrother was City Manager in Edmonton, Alberta in Canada from 2010 to 2015. According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Farbrother was fired in September of 2015 and given an $800,000 severance package after records indicated he took 52 trips on taxpayer dollars in his last three and a half years on the job.


  • Lee Feldman has served as a City Manager in several Florida cities such as North Miami, Palm Bay and Fort Lauderdale since 1996. NBC Miami reported Feldman was fired in October 2018 after being accused of not taking a more proactive approach to deal with the city’s aging water and sewer lines.


  • Keith Selman is the current interim Corpus Christi City Manager. He has held that position since May of last year, after Margie Rose resigned nearly ten months ago. He was previously subject of a 6 Investigates report into his $11,000 office remodeling, which he said was used for team building.


  • Peter Zanoni is currently Deputy City Manager for the city of San Antonio. He has held that position since 2009. The San Antonio Express-News reported that when incumbent San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley retired last year, Zanoni was one of eight candidates interviewed by the San Antonio City Council for the job. He didn’t make the cut among the two finalists, who like Zanoni were on Sculley’s staff of deputy and assistant city managers.


Here is a link to the collected resumes of the six finalists for the position.