The City Council held its weekly session Monday, officially and unanimously voting to name Bob Padmore as the new city manager.
The appointment comes as no surprise to most city officials, who expected Padmore to receive the official nod after he was tapped for the position over 2 other finalists last week.
Padmore beat out finalists Timothy Hacker and Cole O'Donnell.
Hacker was born and raised in Humboldt, Iowa, and recently held the position as city manager for North Las Vegas.
O'Donnell, who's originally from Slater, Iowa, has been a city administrator for 20 years and told Siouxland News he's had to wear many hats working for small towns which he says is a big advantage.
Despite the qualifications of these two other candidates, the City Council felt that Padmore best fit the needs of the community.
The new title for the interim manager seals the deal for Padmore, who'd been serving in that position for 6 months. His appointment from City Finance Director to the Interim City Manager came after the resignation of former City Manager Paul Eckert, who resigned for a similar job in Mt. Shasta amid allegations of sexual harassment from a former city employee, Brittany Scott.
Despite that issue, Padmore told Siouxland News he's looking forward to building upon his nearly 15 years of experience making a better Sioux City.
"I consider it an honor to work for the City and approved by the Council. I look forward to hit the ground running and keep pushing for good things for Sioux City and the organization," said the new City Manager.
Padmore also noted that he hopes to focus on the quality of life for Sioux Citians and the City's economic development.
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