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Community Input Sought During City Manager Search
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Contact:
Catherine Bonfiglio, 704-336-4936
cbonfiglio@charlottenc.gov
Kim McMillan, 704-336-2643
kmcmillan@charlottenc.gov


Residents of the City of Charlotte are being encouraged to participate in an online survey beginning today to identify the most important characteristics for Charlotte’s new City Manager.
 
Charlotte City Council has retained the services of the Waters Consulting Group to assist with the recruitment and selection process. Part of the firm’s responsibilities is the development of a profile that indentifies the highest priority issues, important professional experience and expertise, and management/leadership characteristics for the new City Manager. Survey comments are anonymous, confidential, and considered public information. They will be provided directly to the Waters Group through the online survey link. The survey is available in both English and Spanish, and will remain operational until 6 p.m. on Friday, December 7.
 
To participate in the survey, visit http://ManagerSearch.CharlotteNC.gov.
 
The City of Charlotte operates with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Manager has the following administrative and management responsibilities:
  • assuring the effective and efficient operation of all City departments (Police, Fire, Utilities, Solid Waste Services, Aviation, Transportation, Transit, Engineering, Planning, Neighborhood Development, Business Support Services, Finance, Budget, Human Resources);
  • attending City Council meeting and preparing recommendations for consideration by Council;
  • making reports to the City Council about the City and keeping the City Council fully advised of the City’s financial condition and its future financial needs;
  • appointing all department heads and employees of the City except those provided in the City Charter to be appointed by the City Council (City Attorney and City Clerk)

Important dates in the City Manager recruitment process:
November 27  December 7:
City Manager characteristics survey period
December 17: Candidate profile based on survey input finalized and approved by the City Council
December 18 January 18: Timeframe to submit applications
January 28: Waters Group makes recommendations to Mayor and Council on candidates to interview.
Mid-February: Mayor and City Council conduct interviews; choose 2-3 finalists.