ALBANY, GA (WALB) -The city of Albany is closer to filling two jobs that are important to promoting the city and providing activities for people.
Friday was the last day to apply to be the downtown manager. More than 40 candidates from around the country sent in applications.
City leaders will meet next week to narrow down the list. Former downtown manager Don Buie went to jail for theft. Leaders promise stronger background checks this time.
"The downtown manager spot is a unique position requiring a lot of skills and professionalism in real-estate and finance," said Assistant City Manager, Wes Smith. "Of course we have integrity issues we have to deal with. We need somebody who really carries a lot of confidence and who really has a strong background. I think that's really going to be key to this."
City leaders also say they're pleased with the caliber of applicants for Civic Center Director. They've narrowed that search down to seven candidates.