Beloit names three finalists for city manager position

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BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit narrowed its search for a new city manager down to three men.

The city announced the finalists Tuesday to replace Lori Curtis Luther, who left the position last summer to move to Kansas. City Attorney Elizabeth Krueger has served as interim city manager since Curtis Luther’s exit.

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The Beloit City Council will meet with three men this week, all of whom have local government experience. The community will have a chance to meet the candidates during a forum on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at the Beloit Public Library.

“We appreciate the community’s patience and input during this process,” Council President Regina Dunkin said. “The council will fully evaluate these candidates to ensure we are selecting the individual who will best serve our city’s needs.”

A second round of interviews will be held on Saturday. The three finalists for Beloit City Manager are as follows:

  • Casey Bradley
    • Bradley serves as city administrator in Baraboo and has 16 years of experience in local government. Before his time in Baraboo he served as Adams County manager. He served in the Air Force from 2000 to 2006.
  • Jerry Gabrielatos
    • Gabrielatos recently served as city manager in West Linn, Ore. He was an assistant city manager in Albert Lea, Minn. and served for six years on the Chicago City Council.
  • Blaine Wing
    • Wing is currently interim village manager of Sparta, Mich. and has over 20 years of local government experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.