Greensboro, NC -- The Greensboro City Council interviewed its three finalists for the vacant city manager job Monday afternoon.
Council members interviewed the candidates during a closed session at the Proximity Hotel. Council members whittled down the list of candidates with the help of Ralph Andersen & Associates, a California-based executive recruiter the city paid $30,000. Around 50 people applied for the job, which former manager Rashad Young left in October of last year for the same position in Alexandria, Va.
Mayor Robbie Perkins wouldn't release any details about any of the candidates or their backgrounds, including whether current interim city manager Denise Turner Roth is being considered. The council voted to keep the search process confidential.
"You want to hire the best people," Mayor Perkins explained about the decision. "And we've got three outstanding candidates for this job. They're all employed somewhere. And certainly, if you're looking for another job, in most cases you don't want your current employer to really know that you're looking."
Perkins said council will likely mull over the decision for a few days and offer someone the position by the end of the week. Whoever gets the job will likely become the city's second-highest paid employee. Young was being paid $186,000 when he left. Greensboro Coliseum director Matt Brown is the only city employee to earn more.
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