Oakmont has a new interim manager, search for more permanent hire continues
Retired Avalon Manager Harry Dilmore was named Oakmont’s new interim manager.
He will stay on indefinitely as borough officials continue to seek a more permanent replacement for longtime borough Manager Lisa Cooper Jensen.
Dilmore, 67, of Avalon, served his community on council from 1975 through 2001. He was its manager from 2000 through retirement in 2017. He also works part-time as Kilbuck Township’s manager.
“It’s a good gig, being a municipal manager,” Dilmore said at Monday night’s Oakmont council workshop meeting. “You’re doing something different every day. There’s a lot of good assistance out there. I’ve got 43 years experience in this business on both sides (of municipal government).”
His Oakmont hiring is expected to be ratified at council’s Feb. 18 voting meeting.
Dilmore graduated in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Wheeling College, now called Wheeling Jesuit University, in West Virginia.
He also ran two wallpaper companies, two painting companies and a carpentership for 27 years.
Council President William Benusa said he was impressed by Dilmore’s experience, and he came recommended by outgoing interim manager Kevin Flannery.
Flannery, a retired Sewickley borough manager, helped Oakmont out the past few months after Jensen called it a career in November after more than three decades of service to the borough.
Flannery left at the end of January to take a job as Hampton Community Center’s director of community services.
Council discussed the manager search in an executive session following the workshop meeting.
The manager position remains posted under the “Employment Opportunities” tab of the borough website, oakmontborough.com .
The post listed a Nov. 30 deadline to submit resumes. However, council plans to re-advertise the position next month.
A new deadline to submit resumes was not announced.
Requirements include a master’s degree in public administration, planning or other government-related field. A college degree in political science or other related field and any relevant combination of experience and education will be considered.
Interested parties can email cover letters and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to 767 Fifth St., Oakmont, Pa, 15139.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, email@example.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.
Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .