City of Camas stays with current City Administrator Lloyd Halverson until 2013

July 19, 2012

by Martha Martin

Lloyd Halverson, Camas City Administrator (City of Camas photo)

The Mayor of Camas, Scott Higgins, has chosen to keep the current City Administrator, Lloyd Halverson, in his current position until Spring of 2013.

Camas City officials announced today that after culling through 51 applications for the position of City Administrator, and narrowing the field to two, Erik Jensen and Craig Martin, it was decided by Higgins that neither  “were the right fit for Camas’ future.”

Erik Jensen of Portland is the former administration department director for the City of Hillsboro, Ore., and Craig Martin of Sweet Home, Ore. is the current Sweet Home city manager.  Both were interviewed by Higgins on Thursday, July 12.

According to a statement released by the City, Higgins said he intended to pause and reflect before starting a new search.

“We will get this right,” Higgins said in the statement. “I will appoint a person who is a very good fit for the position, the community and the future.”

The statement also added that city officials did not “find any of the finalists as suitable to the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead for the city of Camas.”

Lloyd Halverson, 65,  was hired as Camas’ first city administrator in 1989, and announced his plans at the City Retreat in January that he intended to transition toward retirement, first becoming part-time by September of 2012, and ending his employment in Spring of 2013.