Committee mulls Albany city manager applicants

Committee mulls Albany city manager applicants
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard
Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A committee is screening applicants for Albany's city manager job.

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said between 25 and 30 people have applied for the position.

She appointed commissioners Jon Howard Bob Langstaff and Tommie Postell to narrow down the candidates down to about five.

The full commission will be expected to interview three of them.

"What we are hoping to get is someone with city manager experience, as well as utility experience, because that's a huge part of what we do now," said Mayor Hubbard. "It's a huge part of our future growth and our future outlook."

Tom Berry has been Albany's interim city manager since July and plans to leave soon.

A deadline hasn't been set, but Mayor Hubbard hopes to work quickly.

This nationwide search comes after Lonnie Ballard withdrew his name for deputy city manager last month.

Commissioners created that position for him with the possibility he could take over as city manager.

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