With Kodiak City Manager Linda Freed set to retire at the end of April, the city has begun the process of finding her replacement in the hope of filling the post by the time she steps down. KMXT’s Erik Wander has more.
Kodiak City Mayor Carolyn Floyd said she appreciates Freed’s eight years of service as city manager and that finding her replacement will be no small task.
— (Floyd 1 23 sec "We’re really going to miss Linda … time for her to retire, she said.")
Floyd said replacing Freed, who will not directly take part in the recruitment process, will take some time.
— (Floyd 2 30 sec "We’ll be advertising … will interview those people.")
The City Council will ultimately choose who serves in the post. City Clerk Debra Marlar described the recruitment and hiring process as well as the timeline for replacing Freed.
— (Marlar 1 45 sec "If people are interested … select finalists to interview.")
Marlar said the ideal candidate will hold a degree in public administration and 5 years’ experience in municipal government in an administrative capacity. She also said the successful candidate must live within city limits within the first six months of being hired. Floyd and Marlar said the city hopes to make a decision regarding the city manager’s position before the end of April, when Freed retires. Application information is available online at the city’s Web site. I’m Erik Wander.