Archive for Thursday, July 28, 2005

Council winding down search

July 28, 2005

The search for a new Basehor city administrator is winding down.

At Monday's Basehor City Council meeting, members of the governing body will schedule a last round of interviews with two finalists for the position. Basehor mayor Chris Garcia said the interviews will be scheduled at the earliest convenient time for council members and the candidates.

Last week, a short-handed city council met in person with the two city administrator prospects. Council president John Bonee and member Keith Sifford were unable to attend the interviews.

Garcia said that he does have a favorite for the position, but that council members hadn't yet reached a general consensus.

The city received between 20 and 25 resumes for its administrator position. The field was whittled to the two final candidates, both of whom hail from the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The new city administrator will replace David Fuqua, the city's first-ever administrator who resigned in December to take a similar position in his native Oklahoma.

Once the administrator is hired, council members and city staff will begin filling two other positions -- director of community development and assistant director of community development.

On Monday, Garcia is also scheduled to nominate another candidate to the planning commission. The council has confirmed two other appointments to the planning board in recent weeks. Monday's appointment will fill all vacancies on the planning commission.

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