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Arizonan is top Temple Terrace manager choice

TEMPLE TERRACE — City Council members this week were negotiating with a city official from Arizona as their top choice to replace City Manager Kim Leinbach, who is set to retire at the end of March.

Jeff Mihelich, assistant city manager of Surprise, Ariz., near Phoenix, got the nod from the five Temple Terrace council members and Mayor Frank Chillura following interviews with him this week, said council member Grant Rimbey.

"I thought he was really strong. He was very dynamic,'' Rimbey said.

Mihelich, former community and economic development director of Surprise, was promoted in 2011 to assistant city manager of the city, which is more than four times the size of Temple Terrace. His salary at that time was being raised from $130,000 to $150,000 per year, according to the online news site, The salary range for the Temple Terrace job was advertised as $130,000 and up, depending on qualifications.

Rimbey said there were two other strong candidates: Gerald Seeber, director of Tampa Bay Water, and Dana Hlavac, deputy county manager from Mohave County, Ariz.

Philip Morgan, Times staff writer

Arizonan is top Temple Terrace manager choice 02/28/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:18pm]
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