Interesting in that Madore is on record highly praising Mr. McCauley after the former County Administrator, Bill Barron retired shortly after Sen. Don Benton was hired to head the County Department of the Environment in 2013.
It was then County Commissioner Madore that took to his facebook page praising Mr. McCauley saying, “I know Mark well and am very pleased to have such a great choice to run the day to day operations of the county. Mark has served as a competent leader heading up of one our largest departments, general services. His good judgment and ability to work with people add to his many years of proven leadership at Clark County.”
For whatever reason he has, Madore’s outlook soured on Mr. McCauley and he has began n earnest effort to see him not be confirmed as permanent County Manager, touting, along with many devotees to Madore, former candidate for Vancouver School District, 49th Legislative District Representative and Port of Vancouver Commissioner, Lisa Ross for the position, even though it currently is not an open position.
Let it be said that I like Lisa as a person and have had pleasant discussions with her. I have no qualms with her personally, but based upon the résumé she submitted and was made public, I have far more managerial experience in my own résumé over the years.
She claims to have “twenty+ years’ of management experience” listing employment from days as a cashier up to today as a Certified Public Accountant. At best, by her own résumé she provides a short time here and there as “interim” comptroller and maybe a temporary Assistant Manager as well.
By comparison, including my time in the U.S. Army and listing only leadership roles in employment I can document and list;
April 1969: Named Class Commander of Class 188-69, Ft. Eustis, Virginia.
June 1969: Named Honor Graduate of Class 188-69, OH-6 Helicopter Repair Course, Ft. Eustis, Virginia.
July 1969 to January 1971, promoted to acting Sergeant while an E-4 as Squad Leader of the OH-6 Repair Squad with C Troop, 7/17th Air Cavalry. Also during this time, named Technical Inspector to oversee and verify the air worthiness of the unit’s helicopters.
February 1971 to March 1974, served with Air Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Nurnberg, Germany where, having attained the permanent rank of E-5, served as section leader for the U-6 Beaver aircraft until they were phased out where I was transferred to the Aero Scout Platoon. I was once again named as Technical Inspector for the unit’s OH-58 helicopters.
April 1974 to July 1975, served with the 517th Transportation Company, Ft. Bragg, N.C. where in October 1974 I graduated from the Ft. Bragg Non-Commissioned Officer’s Academy on the Commandant’s List.
July 1975 to March 1977 served with Headquarters Headquarters Battery XVIII Airborne Artillery, Aviation Section at Ft. Bragg, N.C. as the NCIOC (Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge) over enlisted personnel in the section and the sections OH-58 helicopters and receiving Army Commendation Medals for the section for successfully acing a major inspection.
August 1979 to December 1981 Wagner Mining Equipment, Portland, Oregon where in June 1980 I was promoted to Leadman in the Engine Department, overseeing modifications of diesel engines to be used in underground mining equipment manufactured by the company. Left due to lay off.
August 1982 to February 1983, Automotive Department Manager with Woolco in Plantation, Florida where I managed the repair shop as well as ordered and maintained stock for the store inside. Left employment there when Woolco went out of business.
August 1983 to April 1987, Manager of Service with Kmart in Clermont, Florida overseeing a team of mechanics repairing customer vehicles, recognized by unexpected favorable letters sent to corporate headquarters from very happy customers.
Several times since I was called upon to take a leadership role in employment to assist others in difficult repairs during 20 years employment with Vancouver Dodge in Vancouver, Washington.
I also bear full and sole responsibility for this blog, its content and maintaining it since opening it in June 2008.
As can be seen, I can easily list much more managerial experience over the years than Lisa. Where the likes of Madore’s devotees claim of “outstanding experience and qualifications” on her part comes from is unknown to me.
Likewise, promoting her as “a disabled women” due to her “controlled MS” should entitle me to also apply, claiming to be “a Disabled Vietnam Veteran” since I have contracted Type II Diabetes that is related to my service in Vietnam and I am also a Lifetime Member of Disabled American Veterans since 1984 and draw a small disability from the Veteran’s Administration.
The difference is, though, even with my ability to show far more actual managerial experience, I fully realize nothing in my résumé qualifies me to oversee and manage such a diverse county as we live in and manage all of the various Departments within County Government.
Yes, I have my opinions, like everybody else has and exercise the freedom to voice them in agreement or disagreement as so many others do daily.
But expressing an opinion does not equal being actually responsible for the day to day operations of the county.
Sorry Lisa, you’re a nice lady and pleasant to chat with, I love your Southern drawl, takes me back home, but it takes a lot more than you have shown to be fully qualified to manage the whole county. My hope is that you stop allowing others to use you in such a manner as they have.
Mark McCauley, on the other hand, even with some minor human mistakes along the way, lists far more experience than both of us combined and I suspect his 360 review will come out favorable.
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