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City Manager Recruitment Update: 37 Candidates Apply
The City Council is expected to consider and interview top candidates in July and August
Hillsboro’s next City Manager is expected to come from among 37 candidates who applied for the position by the June 30 application deadline.
Applicants from 15 states — as far away as Florida and New Jersey — are seeking to lead the City of Hillsboro’s 1,300 employees and to serve at the direction of the Hillsboro City Council.
Here are the next steps in the City Council’s hiring process:
The executive search firm Waldron will review the 37 applicants’ qualifications, then present the most highly qualified candidates to the Council during an executive session meeting on Monday, July 22.
To allow the Council the opportunity to discuss City Manager candidates’ qualifications, this executive session is not an open public meeting per Oregon public meeting laws.
Following the presentation and discussion, the Council is expected to select which City Manager candidates will move forward for interviews in late July and August.
In May, the City launched its national recruitment effort with a recruitment video and a position profile developed by the City Council with input from community members, community partners, and City staff.
Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway has described the City Manager hiring as “the most important decision we will make as a City Council.”