Rockland mayor says little after manager search update

By Stephen Betts | May 08, 2017

Rockland — The city is releasing little information on the search for a new city manager.

The Rockland City Council met for about 15 minutes Monday night, May 8 with the co-chairs of the city manager search committee.

After the meeting, Mayor Will Clayton said the committee had made a unanimous recommendation to the council. He declined, however, to say what that recommendation was.

The committee had planned on interviewing five candidates last week and was going to recommend up to two finalists to the council. The mayor declined to say whether five people were interviewed and how many, if any, names were put forward.

The council plans to hold a closed-door meeting Monday, May 15 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the recommendation.

He said no selection would be made at that meeting. The council has yet to interview any candidates. The council also has to decide whether to make the names of finalists public before a vote and whether to wait to make a selection until a fifth councilor is elected on June 13.

Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director Audra Caler Bell has served as interim manager since James Chaousis resigned in June 2016.

Comments (1)
Posted by: David E Myslabodski | May 08, 2017 22:01

Hi there S B,


Still playing the game? All smoke & mirrors . . . . .

The return of The prodigal Son . . . .

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