Following a nationwide recruitment effort, Newark City Council recently conducted interviews for the position of City Manager. Two candidates were presented to the community on Tuesday, July 24, and feedback from residents and City employees was solicited and collected via comment cards and an online survey. Council members conducted final interviews with the candidates on Wednesday, July 25, reviewed the feedback and deliberated on the finalists on Thursday, July 26. Following the discussion on July 26, Newark City Council chose to not make an offer to either candidate and will continue with the search for a new City Manager.
Members of Council will work with the City's existing staff, who they feel are performing admirably in their interim roles, to ascertain interest in continuing in those roles as the search process continues. It is expected the position will be advertised again later this year. More information will be added to this page as it becomes available.