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Clackamas County Controller David Bodway III will be Sherwood's finance director.

Two top officials will arrive at Sherwood City Hall this month, the city announced Tuesday morning, Sept. 3.

Sherwood has named David Bodway III as finance director and Bruce Coleman as economic development manager. The economic development post in Sherwood has been vacant for most of the decade, as the position was eliminated in budget cuts during the Great Recession.

Bodway currently works as the Clackamas County controller, a financial position. He has worked for Clackamas County since 2012.

Bodway is a Sherwood resident, the city's announcement noted. He is also a graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, as well as Portland State University, from which he obtained an executive master's degree in public administration this summer.

Coleman is filling what is essentially a new position, since the economic development job at the City of Sherwood hasn't existed since about 2011.

The city said Coleman has previously worked in economic development in several places outside of Oregon, including Azusa, California; Murrieta, California; and McKinney, Texas. He is a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and California State University, Fresno, from which he has a master's degree in urban and regional planning.

Sherwood City Manager Joe Gall told the Gazette last month that the city expected to hire an economic development manager soon.

Bodway will start work in Sherwood on Sept. 27. Coleman will start on Sept. 16.


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