City hires help for city manager search
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- The City of Watertown has hired outside help to begin searching for their next city manager.
John Krol will assist the city throughout the hiring process for the price of $10,000. Krol has 34 years of municipal government experience and will play a key role in finding Mary Corriveau’s replacement.
He will serve as an information contact for all applicants, as well as help the council verify references and background information for each candidate. Mayor Jeff Graham says having an outside person assist in this process is key to its success.
Graham said, "I think there's a need for a facilitator, I think there's a need for someone to keep the council on track with the process to have contacts with applicants and interface with them. I don't think it's practical to have individual council members each doing ad hoc screening processes and all of that, I think it's got to be coordinated and Mr. Krol, in my mind, is the best of many worlds."
Applications for the city manager position will be accepted up until April 15th.