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Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver on first work anniversary

Sep 14, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer

Riverton City Council members conducted a special meeting recently at Central Wyoming College's Intertribal Education and Community Center for the annual evaluation of city administrator Steven Weaver.

Weaver was evaluated in an Aug. 29 executive session for more than an hour and a half by council members on the date that marked his one-year anniversary of employment at City Hall.

No action was taken at the meeting. Discussion of Weaver's compensation was placed on the agenda for a later council meeting Sept. 4.

Weaver said it was nerve-wracking to have the council members evaluate his first year.

"My job as a city administrator changes from day to day," Weaver said. "I show up to work every day and oftentimes don't know what I will be greeted with."

When he was hired in Riverton, Weaver requested that his contract include an annual evaluation.

"In order to know how you are doing with your job it is important to be evaluated," Weaver said. "Otherwise, how will you know what to improve upon?"

Mayor Ron Warpness said he thought the meeting went well, and he said council members were very supportive of Weaver.

"There were a few little issues that we wanted to encourage Weaver to work on, but overall it was a very positive meeting," Warpness said.

Warpness said he has had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with Weaver throughout the city administrator's first year in Riverton.

"I have gotten to know him in depth," Warpness said. "He is confronted with issues on a day-by-day basis, and I think very few people have the opportunity to understand that. He is a good man."

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