BELLEAIR BEACH - Reid Silverboard, Belleair Beach's city manager, is on Dunedin's list of 10 "semifinalists" for that city's manager job, but he not initiate a move to leave his current job.
"I really do like it here," he said Monday. "There is no unhappiness with Belleair Beach."
But there are other considerations, like a bigger city and more money, and "there are family considerations," Silverboard said.
The job there has been open since January when John Lawrence retired. Silverboard was asked to submit an application by Colin Baenziger & Associates, the headhunter facilitating Dunedin's search for a new manager.
Maureen Freaney is serving as the interim city manager. She had been assistant city manager and has been employed at Dunedin for a number of years. She probably has the inside track for the job.
Another local applicant is Safety Harbor City Manager Pam Brangaccio.
Silverboard became manager of Belleair Beach last year when the city changed its form of government to manager-council.
He previously he was city manager of Fort Walton Beach for 10 years and served Carrollton, Ga., for one. He has more than 30 years of city management and planning experience.
Mayor Rudy Davis said, in light of Silverboard filing an application with Dunedin, "Reid would have been foolish not to apply. The position pays more than a hundred thousand dollars. We understand that with our sixty thousand dollar salary, it is easy for large cities to outbid us."
His wife, Jill, is the city manager of Treasure Island.
The Baenziger firm is now conducting background checks of the Dunedin applicants. Interviews by the Dunedin commission are scheduled for mid-June.
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