Council has decided upon Mark Deven as the person to succeed longtime City
Manager, Craig Kocian when he retires on September 30, 2011.
served as the City Manager for the City of Woodland in California since 2007. In that time, Deven
guided the organization through fiscal challenges while meeting the needs of
citizens by completing numerous capital projects and promoting business growth
in the community.
Deven has also achieved tremendous success in working with City
employees by creating a quality work environment for effective and efficient
delivery of local government services.
than 30 years of public service, Deven has spent a career focusing on improving
the quality of life for citizens in the cities he’s served.
Prior to his work
with the City of Woodland Deven worked for the cities of Concord, Anaheim,
Newport Beach and Lakewood, all in California.
Mark’s exceptional credentials and his commitment to public service, the City
Council believes he is an extraordinary leader who will guide the city to
continued success,” said Mayor Bob Frie.
Council will finalize Deven’s contract in the next few weeks.