The search for the next York County manager appears to be narrowing – as nine applicants remain in the running for the job.
York County Council narrowed that list down last night ahead of what is expected to be the naming of up to five finalists in August.
Council discussed the candidates behind closed doors for just over an hour Tuesday.
Andrea Sims of search firm Waters Consulting said she’s now taking the from last night’s session back to the candidates for further inspection.
The council fired Strategic Government Resources in April after bringing 30 applicants before council that did not suit their liking.
That, council chairman Britt Blackwell said, put the county behind by a month in the search process.
Blackwell says this time, he and his fellow council members are pleased with the candidates that Waters has brought forward – something that didn’t come with the previous search firm.
Blackwell hopes to have finalists for the position named in August with the council hosting a meet-and-greet with the remaining candidates later that month.
The position opened in January after former York County Manager Jim Baker vacated his post to take a similar position in Chesapeake, Virginia.
For more on why Baker chose to leave York County, click here to hear his interview with WRHI’s Manning Kimmel.