City Manager Search Events—March 25th and 26th

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Colleen Pate
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City Manager Search Events—March 25th and 26th

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Council Members:

This is to give an update on the activities in the City Manager search for March 25th and 26th.

On the 25th, two candidates—T.C. Broadnax of Dallas and Sara Hensley of Denton—will meet with City of Austin personnel in the morning. That evening, the public will have an opportunity to attend a “Meet the Candidates” event.

The event will be held at the Permitting and Development Center located at 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Austin, TX 78752. It will begin at 6:00 PM and run until 7:30 PM.

Judy Maggio has agreed to serve as our facilitator for the evening event and will begin with each prospect giving an opening statement to introduce themselves to the public. The candidates will also have an opportunity to give a brief closing statements.

The City of Austin press release provides additional information regarding the “Meet the Candidates” event which includes a mechanism for Austinites to submit questions in advance that Judy will ask each candidate. ... 153619.pdf

The event will be televised live on ATXN. It will also be re-run.

After the interviews, both candidates will be available for a meet and greet with the public.

On March 26th, we will interview the candidates. The Council will convene at 8:30 AM. We will go into Executive Session and interview the two candidates. Media availability with each candidate will occur directly after their closed-session interview with us.

Depending on the interviews, and as indicated previously, we may invite one or both prospects back for activity/interviews on April 1st and/or 2nd. We will have posted Council action for the April 4th meeting. The posted action will be to direct our search firm to negotiate a contract with the specific person. I previously wrote that we might do this on April 2nd. But that would make it difficult to allow the required public comment on a council action item if, in fact, we bring someone back for more interviews. And waiting two days for a regular meeting is less rushed and just makes sense. We don’t have to take action on April 4th, but we will be posted and in a position to do so, if we want.


On behalf of Mayor Watson
Chief of Staff, Mayor Watson's Office