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Search firm hired by city of Decatur to find new City Manager is hosting an open house

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Search firm hired by city of Decatur to find new City Manager is hosting an open house

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Decatur City Hall.

The firm hired by the city of Decatur to find its next city manager wants the public’s input.

City Manager Peggy Merriss is retiring on Dec. 31 after 25 years of managing the day-to-day affairs of the city.

City Commissioners at their Aug. 6 meeting approved a $22,000 contract with executive search firm GovHR USA.

“As part of the process the search firm is seeking community input on the qualities, skills, and traits that are important for a new city manager,” an announcement from the city says. “The community is invited to a drop-in Community Open House on Wednesday, August 22 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. to meet with Heidi Vorhees, Executive Recruiter from GovHR, in order to provide input on the experience, background and necessary skills, qualities and traits that are critical in a new manager. Information collected will be used by GovHR to develop a recruitment brochure.”

The city hopes to find Merriss’ replacement within 90 to 120 days.

 

 

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