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Two administrator finalists withdraw
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Kenneth McLawhon and Michael Foster have withdrawn their names from consideration for the open McMinnville city administrator position. They were two of the four finalists.

McLawhon said he accepted a job in the town of Thompson Station to be its next administrator. Foster said he decided against relocating. 

“My family and I discussed and prayed about accepting the position if offered and moving to McMinnville,” said Foster. “It is a great small town with a tremendous amount of potential for growth. Professionally this is a great opportunity, but personally it was not the right fit for my young family at this time.” 

City board members decided on Friday to schedule an interview with Nolan Ming, the city’s Community Development Department director. Ming applied for the job but wasn’t among the four finalists.

Of the other two finalists, Ken Kelly’s personal interview was Friday. The other, Brian Wilson, has been unable to schedule an interview due to being on a cruise.

Alderman Everett Brock questioned the status of Wilson’s interest in the job Tuesday night.  

“It sounds like we could have made an appointment with him before he went on the cruise,” said Brock.

Board members say they are still interested in interviewing Wilson.