The search for Asheville’s next City Manager has moved into its next phase with candidate screening and assessment.
In July, the search advanced with the development of a brochure to be used as recruitment tool and job description.
The brochure was developed after the City solicited input from residents on what qualities and qualifications they would like to see in Asheville’s next City Manager. As part of that public process, the City held four meetings and an online survey to gather this input.
With the brochure in hand, recruitment is now under way. The City is working with executive recruiting firm Springsted Waters in this search.
The City of Asheville uses a council-manager form of local government, under which elected City Council members are the community leaders and policy makers who establish a vision for Asheville, and who hire a City Manager to carry out policy and ensure that all residents are equitably served.
The City Manager coordinates the work of department heads and other employees, who help ensure the smooth and efficient delivery of services.
To read the recruitment brochure, visit this link.
Here is an updated timeline for hiring Asheville’s next City Manager:
- Candidate screening, July 30
- Candidate assessment, July 31 – August 17
- City Council selection of finalists, week of August 20
- Interviews, week of September 3 or September 10
- Candidate selection, week of September 10 or September 17
- Announcement of new City Manager, September 20
- City Manager begins work, October/November
For more information, visit this link.