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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – From 50 to five, the city of Albany is getting closer to naming a new downtown manager.

About 50 people expressed interest in the position.  A headhunting firm reviewed resumes and sent a dozen to the city.  Those were then narrowed down to eight, for background and reference checks.  Now five remain. 

Four men and one woman are scheduled to come to Albany for interviews on the 27th of August.  Asst. City Manager Wes Smith said, "The candidates we looked at are exceptional.  The five we've gotten to, frankly, I think anyone of them could do the work.  There's at least one, possibly two that are regional, others from others parts of the country, so we've got a nice cross section."

The city expects to name finalists immediately following the interviews. 

They also say they will do a more in depth background check of the finalists than was done when the former Downtown Manager, Don Buie was hired.  It was later discovered he had a federal conviction for bank fraud.

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