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City administrator interviews are Thursday
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When it comes to Bill Brock and Dan Collins, who will be the best fit to be McMinnville’s next city administrator?
City officials will be attempting to answer that question Thursday when interviews begin at 9 a.m.
Brock, who is also the city’s Public Works director, says his plan for the interview is to be himself.
“I’m just going to answer the questions posed to me and be myself,” said Brock. “That’s all I can do. I don’t know what the questions will be.”
Brock and Collins will be asked the same list of questions. In prior city administrator interviews, officials asked each candidate about management style, if they planned to reorganize the departments, what interested them in the city administrator position, and what is their interest in the city of McMinnville.
The answers given may prompt officials to ask other questions. McMinnville Mayor Jimmy Haley says MTAS service representative Warren Nevad will be on hand during the interviews assisting officials in the process and helping to prevent inappropriate questions.
“I’ve asked all the aldermen to be at least 15 minutes early because Warren is going to remind everyone there are some questions you are not allowed to ask, such as age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and anything to do with their medical history,” Haley said. “During the interviews, if an alderman has a question they are unsure of, they can write down their questions and pass it to Warren.”
Nevad helped narrow the city’s search to five applicants. However, three of the five removed themselves from consideration.
Brock’s interview begins at 9 a.m., followed by Collins at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be offered at noon.