City Manager Search Update

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Colleen Pate
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City Manager Search Update

Post by Colleen Pate »

Council Members:

I’m pleased to set out the next steps in the process for selecting Austin’s permanent City Manager.

Our search firm, Mosaic Public Partners, will contact and request T.C. Broadnax of Dallas, TX, Sara Hensley of Denton, TX, and Brian Platt of Kansas City, MO, to come to Austin and participate in the next phase.

On Monday, March 25th, we will ask them to participate in some meetings with members of the professional city staff. Also, that evening, we will conduct a community townhall. The location for the community townhall is being finalized. I’ll report when it’s complete.

On Tuesday, March 26th, the Mayor and Council will interview the three candidates. The interviews will be conducted at City Hall in the Executive Session Room.

We will ask one, two or all three candidates to return for additional discussion on April 1st and anticipate voting to direct our search firm to negotiate a contract with a specific person on April 2nd. We will post for a vote on that day.

Of course, we reserve the right to take more time in making this very important decision.



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