Alexandria nears end of city manager search

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Alexandria nears end of city manager search
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By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]

During Tuesday night’s legislative meeting, City Council moved to establish three different advisory committees to help interview the final set of candidates for the role of city manager.

City Manager Mark Jinks announced his retirement in June, and since then the city has been engaged in a five-month long search for his replacement. The three advisory committees will be comprised of different interest groups: stakeholders, which includes citizens who have been selected by the members of City Council, city employees and leaders from various city departments as well as Alexandria City Public Schools.

During the meeting, Councilor Canek Aguirre criticized the lack of Latino representation among the committee selections.

“Our city is 18% Latino, and yet with the two employee committees, there’s virtually no Latino representation. I know that we have Latino staff here in the city,” Aguirre said.

According to the city, the interview process will end this month. Whoever comes into the role will begin work in December or January

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