IG Council moves forward in search for city administrator

The Ida Grove City Council is moving forward to fill the open position as city administrator. The council posted the position for 30 days on the International County and Municipal Association website and with the Iowa League of Cities as well as advertising in local newspapers.

Ryan Goodman, city councilman and chair of the personnel committee, also personally contacted regional city administrators to help network the position.

The city has received 24 applications, half of which are from local recruits. The committee looked at and discussed the resumes received and ranked them in groups based upon the interest from each committee member.
Over the next week, the committee will hold phone interviews for a select number of those applicants and the committee will then determine who to further interview.

The council is hosting a community meet and greet forum on March 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ida Grove Community Hall. This will allow for the public to give feedback on the individual candidates. 

 

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