After the Homer City Council on March 3 made a conditional job offer for the job of city manager to Jeffrey Trinker, he withdrew himself from consideration on Friday.
In a 5-1 vote, the council approved selecting Trinker for the city’s top post. The council also defeated 4-2 a motion to start fresh and consider a new batch of applicants.
In an email, Human Resources Director Andrea Browning said Trinker cited those non-unanimous votes as why he withdrew from consideration.
“He felt it was in the best interest for both the city and himself for him to withdraw from the process,” Browning said in an email.
Trinker was a finalist with Public Works Director Carey Meyer. The two had individual, in-person interviews at a special meeting of the council on Monday. Trinker is executive director of support services for the city of Rosenberg, Texas.
The council had scheduled a special meeting at 5:20 p.m. Monday to decide a salary range for Trinker. The council will use that meeting time to discuss how to proceed.
Marvin Yoder has been interim city manager since the first of the year, and works under a six-month contract.
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