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Meet the Candidates

Sarasota, FL: The public is invited to meet the five City Manager finalists during a community reception Friday, June 29 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, 1845 34th Street. The community will have the opportunity to talk with each of the candidates in a casual setting.

The following day, Saturday, June 30, the finalists will interview with the full City Commission and the Citizens Panel 8:00am – 12:50pm at City Hall, 1565 First Street. The public is welcome to attend. The candidates also will meet with Department Heads the same day.

The finalists are:

Thomas Barwin – Village Manager, Village of Oak Park, Illinois – 2006 to 2012

Rick Chaffin – Deputy City Manager, McKinney, Texas – 2006 to 2012

James Chisholm – City Manager, Daytona Beach, Florida – 2004 to present

Barbara Lipscomb – City Manager, City of Casselberry, Florida – 2007 to 2012

Edward Mitchell – City Administrator, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1999 to present

The City Commission interviews will be televised live on Access Sarasota (Comcast channel 19 and Verizon channels 32 and 34) as a City Commission workshop. It also will be streamed live on www.SarasotaGov.com

The City Commission is scheduled to select a new City Manager during its Regular City Commission meeting on July 2.

For more information contact Human Resources Director Kurt Hoverter: 941-951-3638.


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