Sunset Valley announces timeline for selecting new city administrator


Sunset Valley City Council discussed a suggested timeline for their city administrator selection process at their May 7 public meeting.

Council will discuss semi-finalists for the position the week of June 17 and finalists the week of July 8, with plans for an offer to be extended by July 26. The new administrator would likely begin work in the fall of this year.

Sunset Valley’s began its search for a new city administrator began when former administrator Clay Collins announced his retirement in January. Plans for the selection process thus far have been fraught, with Strategic Government Resources, the consulting selected to lead the search, withdrawing itself from consideration. Council chose Chris Hartung Consulting to take over the search, although not without debate.

Sara Wilson, assistant city administrator to Collins, stepped in as Interim City Administrator on May 1. Wilson may be considered for the permanent city administrator position, along with a pool of other applicants.

A search ad and position profile have already been posted by the city. While initial review of application materials will begin June 3, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing in 2017. Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio in Columbia, South Carolina before joining Community Impact in Austin.
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