UPDATE: Leander City Council seeks community input during search for new city manager


Updated July 11 at 3:52 p.m.

Leander City Council is asking residents and business owners to participate in an online survey asking for input on the selection of a new city manager. The results of the survey will be used to develop interview questions for candidates that are “more reflective of the community’s needs and wants,” according to a statement on the city’s website.

The survey is available until 5 p.m. Friday, July 19.

Posted June 19 at 11:38 a.m. 
Leander City Council begins search for new city manager

Leander City Council is beginning its search for a new city manager following the dismissal of former Leander City Manager Kent Cagle in May.

A task force made up of Mayor Troy Hill, Mayor Pro Tem Chris Czernek and Council Member Jason Shaw is overseeing the selection process. Council voted unanimously to have these individuals form the task force during a meeting June 6.

The task force will work with Powell Municipal, a consulting firm the city is contracted with, to “guide the recruitment and selection process,” according to a statement on the city’s website.

Powell Municipal, run by former Cedar Park Mayor Matt Powell, will accept resumes from applicants now until July 5, according to the statement. The firm may ask Leander citizens for feedback about the position, though details about this aspect of the process are not yet available, according to the statement.

After resumes are received, the task force will review qualified applicants in July and conduct interviews with finalists in August.

Application information is available on the city’s website.

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Marisa Charpentier
Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.
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