Search begins for administratorThe first steps to find Afton’s new city administrator are being taken this week.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
The first steps to find Afton’s new city administrator are being taken this week.
Five interviews will be held at a special council meeting at 4.45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 and one was due to be held ahead of the city council meeting yesterday.
The interviews are being held to find an interim city administrator, a position that became vacant following the resignation of the present administrator, Shelly Strauss.
“They will fill in a gap,” explained Strauss. “They will be responsible for some of the city administrator’s duties. The council really hasn’t defined the duties yet.”
If a decision on which candidate to select cannot be made at the Feb. 21 meeting, Afton Mayor Julia Welter is likely to call another special meeting to discuss the candidates in greater detail.
The six people who have applied for the position of interim city administrator/ consultant are: Bambridge E. Peterson, James E. Norman, Charles E. Dillerud, Daniel J. Donahue, Tanya M. Nuss and Pat Morrison.
Strauss resigned last month, saying that since her appointment in December 2006, she had been placed in situations by the council where she had to make ethical decisions which related in personal consequences.
She also spoke of an uncooperative and often hostile work environment.