By Mike Bush
Selecting a new general manager for the Cameron Park Community Services District is still in progress.
Rusty Dupray, currently the interim general manager for the CPCSD, said candidates were interviewed the weekend of Aug. 13-14. After the district’s Board of Directors met at the Cameron Park Community Center on Aug. 17, Dupray said three candidates emerged from the first round of interviews.
Fred Smith served as general manager for 10 months before the board decided not to renew his contract. Smith drew a $90,000 annual salary. Tammy Mefford served as general manager for two years prior to Smith. Dupray said there have been five to six GMs, including interim GMs, over the last 10 years.
“Right in the ball park,” said Dupray, referring to the salary being similar to GMs in neighboring counties such as Sacramento and Placer. “It may be on the lower end, but comparable with other general managers in the area.”
If the directors make a decision on the new GM, they would need to vote at their next board meeting. The directors meet the third Wednesday of each month; the next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21.
“That would be the goal,” said Dupray.