By: Lisa Broadt, Treasure Coast Newspapers
STUART — Police Chief Dave Dyess was tapped by commissioners Wednesday evening to possibly take over as interim city manager.
The City Commission is to revisit the discussion at its May 21 meeting, and it could vote on installing the longtime chief in the city's top leadership role.
Dyess would take over the position from former City Manager Dave Ross who, under pressure from commissioners, resigned Friday after just seven months on the job.
Commissioners at Wednesday's meeting praised Dyess as a strong leader who could help re-establish and maintain stability as the commission searches for a permanent city manager.
"His ability to work in the community and be a community partner and to collaborate with our staff I think would be very helpful, and would really help give everybody the time to catch their collective breath," Commissioner Troy McDonald said…