Gaithersburg's Acting City Manager Tony Tomasello was named one of three finalists for the vacant city manager position, the city announced Friday afternoon.
Tomasello has served in his current role since the June 15 resignation of former City Manager Angel Jones and was hired by the city in 1996 as its economic development director and has served as deputy city manager since 2001.
The city also named Mike Mallinoff, of Glen Arm, MD, and Todd Parton, of Kerrville, TX, among the finalists.
Michael “Mike” Mallinoff has served the city of Annapolis, MD, as city manager since June 2010 and in several different capacities since 1989. He was director of the Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs from 2002 to 2010 and city administrator from 1989 to 1995. Annapolis has a population of 39,000; it has more than 600 employees and an annual budget of $192 million. Mallinoff also served as the city manager of Newport, RI, from 1995 to 2002.
Mallinoff is an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager. He holds a Juris Doctorate from The University of Baltimore School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from The University of Maryland College Park.
Since 2009, Todd Parton has served as city manager of Kerrville, TX, directing the operations of an organization with 307 employees and an annual budget of $41 million. Kerrville has a population of 22,400 fixed/45,000 seasonal. Parton served as city manager of Cibolo, TX, from 2004 to 2009; as senior planner at Dunkin, Sefko & Associates, Inc., Dallas/Fort Worth, from 2000 to 2004; director of Planning for the Denton, TX, Independent School District from 1998 to 2000; city administrator of the City of Manvel, TX, from 1997 to 1998; director of planning/assistant to the city manager of Midlothian, TX, from 1993 to 1997; and as urban planner – Current & Long-Range Planning for the City of Denton, TX, from 1990 to 1993.
Parton holds a Master of Public Administration in Budget & Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration & Planning from the University of North Texas.
The finalists will be introduced to city staff on Friday, Nov. 16, .
The "Meet and Greet" will be held at 2 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. The candidates will offer brief opening remarks, and then will be available to answer questions in an informal, social setting.
After meeting and talking with the candidates, attendees are encouraged to provide their feedback on comment cards, which will be available at the event.
The mayor and Council hope to finalize their decision in the coming weeks and the start date of the new city manager will be contingent on his availability.
Gaithersburg has a population of 62,000; it has 272 employees and an annual budget of $50.6 million.