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Polson's Incoming City Manager Discusses First-Year Challenges

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Polson's new city manager said his nine years of experience as the city administrator of Creswell, Ore. prepares him for the challenges the city of Polson may face.

The Polson City Commission, the City Search Committee and a private selection group unanimously voted to approve Mark Shrives as the new city manager, beating out 37 candidates. He signed the contract last Friday.

Shrives said during a phone interview with ABC FOX Montana that during his tenure in Creswell he assisted in building a new water plant. It's a situation the city of Polson is also facing as the newly-released 2013-2014 budget indicates the construction of a headworks facility and wastewater treatment plant is currently undergoing an environmental assessment.

Shrives added that adapting to growth, building infrastructure, and creating good-paying jobs are key to creating a strong city.

"Maybe we can move some things forward with not only getting the right industries for living wage jobs, but I know Polson is kind of looking into moving into the resort community, which they have already. Hopefully, I can help them do that and continue that potential of attracting tourists to the area," Shrives said.

Shrives will step into his new role of city manager on Tuesday, October 15.

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