Williamsburg City Manager Search Enters Second Round of Interviews

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Williamsburg Municipal Building
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The Williamsburg City Council is kicking off a second round of interviews for candidates for the position of city manager.

The City Council has a closed session scheduled for Wednesday to interview candidates to succeed Jack Tuttle as the City of Williamsburg’s city manager. Tuttle, who has served in the position since 1991, is retiring June 30.

Mayor Clyde Haulman would not comment on the demographics or size of the candidate pool, but said the second round of interviews would have a smaller number of applicants.

Before the first round of candidate interviews last week, Haulman said the City Council hoped to have an offer out to a selected candidate by “mid-July.”

After Monday’s City Council work session, Haulman reiterated Council members’ hopes to select a candidate and complete the hiring process soon after Tuttle’s June 30 retirement.

“Our objective is to wrap it up as soon as possible,” Haulman said.

The City Council met in a closed session Monday after its work session to consider the appointment of an interim city manager after Tuttle’s departure. The selection is scheduled to be announced during the council meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday.

Tuttle announced his impending retirement in November. In May, Haulman said the city had received 55 applications for the position, and would narrow that down to a pool of “five to eight” to interview.

City residents can still comment on the city manager hiring search by speaking at Thursday’s City Council meeting or by contacting council members directly by telephone or email.

The position of city manager is approved by the City Council and serves at council members’ pleasure. The city manager is responsible for implementing policies established by the City Council and leads the city’s governmental departments and offices.

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