The Escanaba City Council will interview the three finalists for the city manager’s position Tuesday night. Darcy Long, William Yost, and Jeff Thornton will all be questioned…separately…starting at 6:00. Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall says the public is welcome to be there, and even though they can’t ask direct questions of the candidates, they can still be a part of the process.
People in the audience are free to write down questions, which will then be passed to the council. The council may or may not choose to ask those questions.
Long is from Avery, Wisconsin, and he will be interviewed first. Yost, who’s from L’Anse, will be next…and Thornton, the former Negaunee city manager, will be interviewed third. The interviews will be streamed live on www.Escanaba.org. They’re all trying to replace Jim O’Toole, who officially retires on July 3rd.
Once the interviews are done, Tall says the city council could make a decision immediately to offer the job to one of the men. Likewise, the council could decide to schedule a future meeting to make a choice, or decide that none of the men are right for the job and start the process over again.