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Searching for Minot's Next City Manager

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Three people hoping to become the next city manager in Minot are meeting the public tonight.

The three finalists for the job are involved in a reception at Minot's Grand Hotel.

Jim Olson is live at the Grand to tell us about the process of hiring a new city manager.

This is the second attempt at filling the vacancy at the city manager's office in Minot.

Last time, Finance Director Cindy Hemphill was offered the position, but declined.

That forced a second round of advertising, applications, and interviews.

And now, three people are finalists.

Harold Stewart the Second is currently city manager in Knoxville, Iowa.

Lee Staab is a former president of a company called Versar International, based in Washington, D-C.

And Justin Rice, the current Installation Inspector General at Minot Air Force Base.

The consultant who helped find applicants says opening a job a second time is not a negative.

(John Hodgson, The Prothman Company) "Sometimes you don't find the right candidate the first time through. What's interesting is you think why didn't these people apply the first time? Sometimes it's timing in their personal lives, it's not a reason why they chose this time versus another time. None of the three candidates are afraid of anything that happened with the first process."

The three finalists are meeting the public today, and then tomorrow they'll go through a series of interviews.

Tomorrow afternoon, members of the search committee will meet with Mayor Chuck Barney and may make their selection for which candidate they'd like to hire.

 

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