Council Moves Forward with City Administrator Search

The Vernonia City Council met in a special work session on Saturday, June 7 to screen applicants for the permanent City Administrator position.

City Councilors reviewed thirteen applications for the position and decided to invite five applicants to be interviewed.

The City Administrator position has been vacant since the City Council voted to terminate their contract with Bill Haack in December of 2013.  Mayor Josette Mitchell has been serving as a volunteer Interim City Administrator.  Mitchell had stated previously that she intended to apply for the permanent position.  Council did not announce the names of any of the applicants.

Interviews are scheduled for July 12th.  The interview process will include interviews by three separate panels: a panel of citizen representatives and one representative from each of the city committees, staff panel made up of department heads, and the City Council.