City Manager Chris Workman speaks during the streetscapes groundbreaking ceremony in October. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Philomath City Council issued a favorable performance evaluation for City Manager Chris Workman through a prepared press release.

Councilors and the mayor reviewed the results of an annual assessment on Nov. 14 — an evaluation that includes 18 questions covering four professional competencies. Several questions also addressed the city manager’s responsibilities as reflected in Philomath’s strategic plan.

“Each question was given a choice of one of five responses, ranging from unacceptable to exceptional or not observed,” according to the press release. “Although individual results differed, the average performance rating on each of the four competencies was between ‘Acceptable’ and ‘Exceeds Expectations.’”

Workman has served as Philomath’s city manager since March 17, 2014.

Areas of strength included staff and human resources management, intergovernmental relations, technological literacy and providing information that effectively supports the council. Areas for improvement focused on community development, personal and professional integrity, and maintaining effective rapport with the City Council.

According to the release, Workman noted that one of his primary goals for the upcoming year is to take a more proactive approach toward utilizing the city’s strategic plan to establish priorities over the next one to five years.

The City Council approved of the press release at its Dec. 12 meeting on a 6-1 vote.