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Update 10:00 a.m. 6/30/2015: The Williamsburg City Council announced its appointment at a 9 a.m. special meeting. Find out who it is by reading the full story here.
The City of Williamsburg is poised to find out who will become the seventh city manager in the city’s history.
The Williamsburg City Council will announce the appointment of City Manager Jack Tuttle’s successor at a special meeting Tuesday morning.
In November, Tuttle announced he would retire effective June 30 after 24 years as Williamsburg’s city manager.
The announcement will culminate a search that has occupied city government for about seven months.
In November, Mayor Clyde Haulman said he expected the next city manager to continue addressing the city’s growth and development, including long-term fiscal viability, a transitioning economic base and navigating relationships with Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William & Mary.
In February and March, the city held a public comment period for residents to offer input on the city manager hiring process.
The city worked with Springstead Inc., a Dallas-based executive search firm, to direct the hiring process, and had received about 55 applications for the position by May.
The City Council held two rounds of interviews with potential candidates in June before scheduling the hiring announcement late last week. Mayor Clyde Haulman had said the City Council hoped to have a decision on the next city manager by mid-July.
At its June 12 meeting, the City Council named Deputy City Manager Jodi Miller interim city manager effective upon Tuttle’s retirement until a successor was identified.
The position of city manager is appointed 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 city governmental departments and offices.
Tuttle has served as Williamsburg’s city manager since 1991, and is the longest-serving city manager since Frank Force, who held the position from 1967-1991.