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Candidates from MI & 8 other states apply for city mgr. position

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Candidates from across the United State have expressed an interest in the Alpena city manager’s position.

A total of 39 candidates had submitted their resumes when the filing deadline passed at noon Friday.

Most of the them are from Michigan, however other resumes were received from Alaska, Texas, Utah, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia and Colorado. There is one internal candidate and others from Alpena have applied as well.

Frank Walsh of Walsh Municipal Services was hired to conduct the management search. “Given the current recruitment climate in Michigan, I’m pleased with the quality of the applicants,” said Walsh. “Alpena is seen as an exciting opportunity among my colleagues. I’m hopeful that one of the candidates will stand out and serve Alpena in an exemplary manner”.

Walsh will select the best 8-10 candidates and then the municipal council will whittle that list down to 4-5 for interviews, which will be conducted October 5. An offer could be extended as early as October 7. .

The salary range for the position is $95,000-$112,000.