Burien City Council to narrow list of Applicants for City Manager Jan. 23


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Your 2014 Burien City Councilmembers include, from top left: Nancy Tosta, Gerald Robison, Lauren Berkowitz, Steve Armstrong; (2nd row, L to R): Debi Wagner, Deputy Mayor Bob Edgar and Mayor Lucy Krakowiak.

The Burien City Council will meet in executive session on Thursday, Jan. 23 to review the 46 applications received for the City Manager position, the city announced Thursday.

Strategic Government Resources (SGR), the executive search firm hired by the Council, will provide a chart listing all applicants and a summary of their qualifications.

The Council will narrow the candidate list down to 10-12 semi-finalists.

These candidates will then be sent questions to answer in written form, as well as questions to answer via video.

SGR will also perform a preliminary background check on the semi-finalists.

The council will then meet again to narrow the list to four to six finalists, while SGR will conduct background and reference checks.

The Council will then interview the finalists.

“It is hoped the new City Manager can be hired and onboard before summer,” the city announced.

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