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Coral Gables names search firm to find city manager

 

jflechas@MiamiHerald.com

The Coral Gables City Commission has selected a familiar name to head its search for a new city manager.

At a special meeting Monday, the commission unanimously chose Colin Baenziger and Associates to lead a national search for a new administrator. The firm provided city manager candidates during the last search five years ago, when recently resigned Pat Salerno was hired.

Commissioners have made it clear in the weeks following Salerno’s exit that they want to cast a wide net to find a new manager. At an April 21 meeting, three firms submitted proposals: Colin Baenziger and Associates, the Mercer Group Inc., and Slavin Management Consultants.

Principals from two of the firms spoke with commissioners that night. Only Colin Baenziger, president of his namesake company, attended in person. All three firms were asked to update their proposals to reflect the costs of conducting a nationwide search.

Slavin and Baenziger came back with updated information, and the commission ultimately chose the latter at a price of $33,000.

“They were both very responsive,” said Mayor Jim Cason, adding that Baenziger’s attention to detail and reputation secured his support.

Some of the firm’s recent placements include Key Biscayne Village Manager John Gilbert and Pinecrest Village Manager Yocelyn Galiano Gomez.

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