Who will be the city of McMinnville’s next Community Development Department director? That decision will not be made next week, but the process to decide will begin Tuesday.
The city Building and Grounds Committee will meet at 12 p.m. on June 22 for a first look at applicants.
“We have received six so far,” said Alderman Everett Brock. “I haven’t looked at them yet, but I did hear that one doesn’t meet the minimum qualifications. I guess we’ll see Tuesday.”
Five of the six individuals are Warren County residents. The remaining person lives in Rutherford County.
“On Tuesday, we will sort through the candidates,” said Brock. “We won’t name anyone by name. We’ve had at least one say that their current employer doesn’t know they are seeking employment elsewhere. So, each applicant will be assigned A, B, C, D, E or a number. We’ll do our best to protect their identities at this stage of the process.”
Within the 2021-22 proposed budget for Community Development Department is $85,238 as an annual salary. However, that number was generated based on the average salary of current department directors and will be negotiable based on an individual’s qualifications.
Alderman Brock, Stacey Harvey and Steve Harvey comprise the Building and Grounds Committee.