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City searches for new finance director

City searches for new finance director

July 9th, 2012 in News

Jefferson City has begun searching for a new finance director with current director Steve Schlueter set to retire at the end of September.

City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus said the application process closed a few weeks ago and the city received fewer than 20 applications.

"We were kind of disappointed that there weren't more applicants," Nickolaus said.

He said none of the applicants are current city staff members, but some are local people.

Nickolaus said a committee has been established to review applications and interview candidates. The committee is made up of three City Council members, four city staff members and a city auditor, who acts as a nonvoting adviser.

But the process isn't moving very quickly, he said, and there is a chance a candidate won't be selected by the time Schlueter retires.

"It's going a little slowly," Nickolaus said. "It may be that we don't have one in line exactly when (Schlueter) leaves."