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Prescott City Manager Steve Norwood Offered Job In Texas

24 November 2010  
The City of Prescott will be looking for a new City Manager soon, as Steve Norwood packs his bags for Texas.

norwoodcollageThe City of Prescott will be looking for a new City Manager, probably sometime after the new year. The City of Round Rock, Texas has chosen Norwood to be their new City Manager, and all indications are that he will accept.

Round Rock posted an announcement on their city website this evening that read, "City Council names Steve Norwood of Prescott, Ariz., as City Manager finalist

The Round Rock City Council in a unanimous vote Thursday, Nov. 23, named Steve Norwood as the finalist for City Manager, capping a five-month national search to replace Jim Nuse, who announced his retirement in June.

The City Council is scheduled to vote on a contract with Norwood at its Dec. 2 meeting.

Norwood has served as the City Manager for the City of Prescott, Ariz., since 2003. Prior to the City of Prescott, Norwood served as the City Manager for the City of North Richland Hills, Texas, from 1998-2003, the City Manager for the City of Lancaster, Texas, from 1995-1998, the City Manager for the City of Wylie, Texas, from 1992-1995 and as the Assistant to City Manager/Director of Economic Development for the City of Euless, Texas, from 1986-1992.

Norwood holds a Masters Degree in Urban Affairs from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University.

The City Council appointed Assistant City Manager Cindy Demers to serve as Acting City Manager. Nuse’s official last day with the City will be Friday, Nov. 26."

In an article written two weeks ago on Prescott eNews titled, Norwood A Finalist For Round Rock City Manager Position, Norwood explained that family considerations are the driving force behind considering another job; however, he also acknowledged that moving to a city with a population of over 100,000 is an excellent career opportunity.

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Lynne LaMaster