Clovis News

Clovis forms plan for city manager search

Clovis City Council members began forming strategies Monday night to find a new city manager.

Council members met with their search representative, Eric Middleton, to discuss ways candidates will be recruited for the city's top administrative post.

Last week, council members named Middleton's firm, Long Beach-based Alliance Resource Consulting, to serve as its search firm for a city manager. The city is paying $24,000 for the service.

Middleton told the council he can get a draft recruitment document ready as early as next week and meet with the council again.

Also, he said, candidates can be ready for interviews early in 2011 with a new manager to be named by February.

Mayor Harry Armstrong said the timing may be too condensed to allow the city to get a large pool of good candidates. Council members said the election next March -- in which three seats will be determined -- is not going to keep the council from naming a new manager before then.

The city is seeking a replacement for Kathy Millison, who worked for the city for 27 years and served as city manager from 1991 until her resignation last week to become city manager of Santa Rosa.

  • In other action, council members approved a 166-home development at Harlan Ranch on about 11 acres.
  • The single-family home project replaces plans for an apartment complex.

    The council also approved a 77-lot home development on about 20 acres north of Shaw and east of Locan avenues.