Watertown Officials Begin Sifting Through City Manager Job Applications


Watertown city leaders say they're in good shape when it comes to finding a new city manager.

"I think the city's in a great spot," said Mayor Jeff Graham. "I mean, we've done our recruitment effort. We've got resumes."

Close to 40 people have applied, which leaves city council a lot of work to do.

It's going to be a daunting effort on the part of the city council, because there are a lot of good, qualified candidates," said Councilor Roxanne Burns, "but I look forward to seeing how this plays out and a new city manager coming to fruition."

Lawmakers aren't saying much about just who is in the running.

"I mean, I'm pleased with what I read," Graham said.

City officials also say they're not going to make a hasty decision.

"We want to hire the right manager," Graham said. "We're going to be as quick as we can, but also be deliberate."

Former Ogdensburg City Manager John Krol has spearheaded the search. He's also working as the city's interim manager.

Friday, December 9, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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