Are you a Claremont resident and are you wishing you could help search for the new city manager? Now’s your chance! The city council is extending an invitation to residents to become members of the city’s search committee to track down the next manager for 2017 onward. The Valley News says that the council last week heard from Municipal Resources Incorporated, the firm hired to spearhead the search, who suggested that they should form a committee of at least five but no more than nine city residents.
The firm’s president, Alan Gould, explained that the committee should equally represent various facets of the city, including but not limited to Valley Regional Hospital, River Valley Community College, and SAU 6. Interested residents can submit a letter of interest and a completed application, which can be found on the city website.
The deadline is September 7th. City Manager Guy Santagate is retiring at the end of this year after 15 years with the city, making him the longest standing city manager in Claremont.
The city council recently agreed on a new salary for the city manager of $135,000 compared to the $100,000, hoping to raise the appeal of the position.