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Council to vote tomorrow on City Admin. candidate –
Chatwin’s approval should be rejected

Steve Klein, left, talks with city administrator candidate
Stefan Chatwin at April 7th Yelm Chamber event
Photo credit: Michael Wagar, Nisqually Valley News

– City Administrator candidate Stefan Chatwin’s appointment should be denied
I have observed Mayor Harding’s style of management for 11.25 years, so when he had a community meet and greet April 7th for City Administrator candidate Stefan Chatwin, I KNEW he was Harding’s nominee. Harding mentioned no-thing about Chatwin being among several other candidates he would introduce to the community at this or other functions. The very first question I asked Chatwin when the photo above was being taken was whether he was Harding’s appointee. Of course, Chatwin said he had not been informed of such, however following Harding’s so-obvious modus-operandi of subterfuge, Chatwin being presented to the Council tomorrow for approval merely followed Harding’s “script,” meaning there were NO other candidates qualified to present for consideration.

There are so many red flags in this man’s management past, that the Yelm City Council should REJECT this candidate, or he will also eventually add the Yelm City Administrator position to his string of “resignations.”

Chatwin’s past requires through examination, covered here previously
* After 2 years on the job, Chatwin earns vote of no confidence in Hayden, Idaho in 2011.
* Chatwin “resigns” in December 2015 from Hayden, ID. City Administrator post.
[I trust the Yelm City Council will have done their due diligence in calling Hayden Council members about these issues with Chatwin, since Harding has obviously done little or kept his information hidden, since there is no advanced report on the Council’s Agenda about this candidate, hmmm.]
* Chatwin “resigned” as Santaquin, UT City Administrator in October 2008.

– Bottom line
Mr. Harding’s lone City Administrator candidate comes before the Yelm City Council with too many unanswered questions and not enough due diligence on the mayor’s part, if any background checks were conducted at all. Yelm requires a qualified City Administrator that will be effective here for many years, and especially in the post-Harding era!


Posted by Steve on April 25, 2016 at 4:50 am | Permalink

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