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Corliss praised for work during annual review

January 25, 2007


Lawrence city manager 'survives' his first formal evaluation

City Commissioners gave city manager David Corliss glowing reviews as part of his annual performance review. Enlarge video

Lawrence City Manager David Corliss received glowing reviews from city commissioners as part of his annual performance evaluation.

"He has taken the job and run with it," Mayor Mike Amyx said after a two-hour executive session Wednesday. "He has exceeded every standard we have put in place. I can't emphasize enough how much we appreciate the job he has done."

Corliss took over as city manager Sept. 29, after serving as interim city manager following the forced resignation last march of longtime City Manager Mike Wildgen.

Commissioners did not increase Corliss' salary, which stands at $125,000 per year, in addition to $15,000 a year in deferred compensation for a retirement account. He also receives a $5,000 vehicle allowance.

Amyx, however, did not rule out a pay raise for Corliss. Commissioners are scheduled to have another executive session at their Feb. 6 meeting to discuss personnel matters.

Corliss said he appreciated the comments of commissioners.

"I look forward to having a productive 2007," Corliss said.


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