Tacoma’s Assistant City Manager Tansy Hayward is on the short list for a city manager post in Texas, according to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.
Hayward has worked in local government for the past 11 years, here and in Des Moines, Iowa. She was hired by former Tacoma City Manager Eric Anderson in 2006 as the top candidate of 52 applicants in a nationwide search. Hayward also holds the title of Neighborhood and Community Services Director.
Hayward graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in political science, and a master's of public administration.
She and four others seek to replace the San Marcos, Texas city manager, who leaves at the beginning of January. San Marcos is a city of about 45,000 people between San Antonio, Texas and Austin, Texas.
Hayward and the other finalists will meet the public in Texas on Dec. 9, with interviews with the San Marcos City Council in executive session on Dec. 10.
On the possibility of moving to Texas, Hayward had this to say:
I love Tacoma and love the people I work with and value the direction of the City Council here. What is attractive (about San Marco) is it's a little bit closer to Kansas. We are at a natural transition time for our kids (they will be moving to middle school in the fall). ... San Marcos is a university community really thinking about their future and thinking about how they are going to manage growth.Kate Martin: 253-597-8542