Colo. city manager hopes to foster "proactive" planning

12/4/2012 | Pueblo Chieftain (Colo.), The

The Pueblo, Colo., City Council elected Sam Azad as city manager in a 4-3 vote. Azad, who moved to the U.S. from Iran 40 years ago and whose full name is Shariar Azadmanesh, frequently tells people, "Please, call me Sam." He says his top priorities as manager are collaborating with the council to improve the city's finances; managing departments to encourage "proactive," rather than "reactive," activity; and working with local partners to bring better jobs into the city.

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