A dynamic, experienced municipal professional is being sought to serve as the next city manager for the City of Newark. Following the departure of former city manager Carol Houck in May 2017, Public Works and Water Resources director Tom Coleman has served as acting city manager pending the appointment of her successor. After requesting input from residents and working closely with City Council and staff, GovHR USA, a firm hired by Council to conduct the employment search, posted a job description and City profile to solicit applications earlier this year. The nationwide search netted dozens of candidates, with City Council voting after executive session on June 11 to extend interviews to four finalists.
Below is the remaining recruitment schedule, with public engagement opportunities noted in bold:
Please note: the department head event and the tours of the community are not public events. All the Council interviews and deliberations will be in executive session at this time. Any votes regarding finalists and the successful candidate will be made in public session.
More information on the City Manager search is available online. Residents with questions can email them to AskNewark@newark.de.us.