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Internal Candidates Sought for Top City Post
Peoria’s City Council Looks at Current Staff to Fill City Manager Position
Peoria, Ariz. (March 7, 2008) – During
an executive session that ran late into Thursday night, Peoria’s City Council
decided to look internally before conducting a nationwide search to fill the
city’s top appointed position.
“With such a large pool of talented individuals already on board in Peoria, we
thought ‘Why not try to promote from within?’ ” said Peoria Mayor Bob Barrett.
“If we can fill the post with a qualified internal candidate, it will add to the
continuity and consistency in management philosophy.”
On behalf of the City Council, Barrett will accept applications and letters of
interest from Peoria employees through Friday, March 14. Interviews will be
conducted shortly afterward by the full City Council, and an appointment for the
position will be made either on an interim or regular basis at the discretion of
the council. Starting salary will depend on qualifications; currently, the city
manager is paid $184,600 annually. Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s
degree in a relevant field and at least 10 years of applicable management
The city manager is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, Peoria’s City
Council. He or she serves as the city’s chief executive officer and is
responsible for implementing the policy and programs of the elected body, and
managing city operations.
The current city manager, Terry Ellis, is set to retire on June 30 following 11
years of service with Peoria.
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