Negotiations to continue for interim city manager


After meeting in executive session for 40 minutes, Bay City Council voted for Mayor Robert Nelson to continue negotiations with the two candidates for the interim city manager’s post.

Jason Childers made the motion after council came back to regular session.

City officials interviewed both of the interim candidates last Wednesday and on tonight’s agenda is an action item to “discuss, consider and/or approve hiring of an interim city manager.”

As reported in The Bay City Tribune July 3, the city has narrowed down its choice for the interim city manager post to Richard Morton Jr. and Mindi Snyder.

Morton is a 1987 graduate of Texas A&M University and served as city manager for the city of Odessa from 2002 to 2017. The Odessa City Council terminated Morton in a 3-2 vote after a heated meeting that raised the ire of the citizens of Odessa.

Snyder, a 1988 graduate of Texas Christian University, served as city manager for El Campo from 2010 to 2019.

Snyder resigned the El Campo city manager post in April of 2019 after serving in the position for eight years.

Bay City Human Resources Director Rhonda Clegg said that 14 applicants had applied for the interim post with the city. From that list, a committee including Bay City Mayor Robert Nelson and Mayor Pro-Tem Jason Childers reduced it down to the final two.

The item has been a recurring agenda item for city council to discuss during its recent meetings.

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