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City commission continues search to fill two key positions

City commission continues search to fill two key positions
City commission continues search to fill two key positions
Posted at 3:54 PM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 12:50:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Wednesday, the search for a new city manager and city attorney in Tallahassee continues, two key positions that could take several months to fill.

Four options are on the table for the city manager search and two for city attorney.

After the resignation of Rick Fernandez, deputy city manager Reese Goad has been serving as the interim. One of the options is to keep him in that capacity, but city staff supports hiring an executive search firm with the goal of having a new city manager in March of 2019.

As for the city attorney position, three candidates have been interviewed so far.

Wednesday is Lewis Shelley's last day before retirement, so, the commission could appoint an interim to start Thursday. But the commission is being asked to guide the city on what's next.

The commission will not make any hiring decisions Wednesday. The city estimates the process to recruit a new city manager will take between six and nine months.