Will Bill Brock receive a vote of confidence as the next city administrator?
McMinnville officials will be meeting at 7 p.m. this Tuesday night for the regular session of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to determine that.
The search for a new city administrator has been anything but routine to this point. Brock, the city’s Public Works director, became the only candidate of five finalists after everyone else removed their names from consideration.
Even before the interview process began, two candidates took jobs elsewhere and one withdrew due to a family illness. Dan Collins, who lasted through the interview process, backed out in late April. He cited concerns that board members were divided on whom to hire and that two board members did not attend his interview.
Opting not to undergo the process themselves, officials used Warren Nevad at The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service. He accepted the applications, interviewed the candidates by phone, and narrowed the field to five hopefuls.
As the only candidate in the race, board members can decide to hire Brock for the job and begin contract negotiations, they can go back through the applicants and select more individuals to invite for interviews, or they can decide to start the hiring process over and re-advertise.
Nevad says he will start again if the board wants him to.
“If the board’s desire is to start the process again, I will be more than happy to do that for them,” said Nevad.
As with any board vote, majority rules.