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Finalists for vacant Flint city administrator job to be interviewed this week

Nov 9, 2014

Flint’s emergency manager is drawing closer to picking a key appointee to help guide the city out from state oversight.

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Flint has been run by an emergency manager for three years. But current emergency manager Darnell Earley’s tenure will end in April. 

Earley wants a city administrator to take over his role running the day-to-day city business. 

A national search drew more than two dozen applications. That number has been trimmed to five finalists and one alternate.

This week, the five finalists will have their final interviews with a panel selected by Earley.

“(The panel) will participate in the interview process and the assessment process, and will hopefully provide some consensus on a candidate to be selected by me,” Earley says.

He wants the new city administrator to be on the job at the end of January.