At a May 8 special Missouri City City Council meeting, council members submitted their top five preferences for city manager.
Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development Martin Russell then compiled the five candidates who received the most votes overall.
Council will conduct interviews with the top five overall candidates May 12-15.
Because Council Member Vashaundra Edwards, Mayor Yolanda Ford and Mayor Pro Tem Chris Preston submitted the letters for the same five candidates, those five candidates received the most overall votes.
Additionally, Council Member Cheryl Sterling had two of the same five candidates in her top five.
Council Member Jeffrey Boney submitted the letters for all candidates, and Council Member Floyd Member did the same, but removed the letters of 10 candidates who he said Russell had previously deemed unqualified.
Council Member Anthony Maroulis was not in attendance at the meeting.
All interviews with city manager candidates will be conducted via Zoom, last an hour and half and start at 6 p.m. These interviews will be done in closed executive session.
Emery said he will not be participating in the interview process. He did not give a reason for this decision.
Read Community Impact Newspaper's coverage of the May 4 City Council meeting here.