By RANDY GONZALES
Ellis County Administrator Greg Sund, who was one of four finalists for the city manager position for Hood River, Ore., has been bypassed for the position.
Ed Weathers, president of the Hood River city council, said Tuesday that Steve Wheeler of Portland, Ore., has been selected the new city manager.
Sund and three other finalists were interviewed earlier this month and met the public at a reception. It didn't take long to make a decision, Weathers said.
"It was very soon after the interviews," Weathers said.
Sund, who declined comment Tuesday, also was a finalist for the city manager position in Minot, N.D. The position was offered to another finalist, who turned it down. The search committee opened up the search again.
Sund has been county administrator since July 2010.