The city released more information regarding the four candidates for city manager who have been chosen to participate in in-person interviews.
The four candidates will also be available to meet the public at the Murdoch center from 5 to 6 p.m. on March 13.
At that event, all four candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves before they mingle with the public who are asked to provide council with feedback on the candidates, according to city staff. Cards will be provided on which to provide feedback.
Jill Keimach has 32 years of public service with a master’s degree in city planning and a bachelor’s in architecture. Keimach most recently served in the California cities of Alameda, Moraga, Fremont, El Cerrito and Oakland.
John Craig has 19 years of public service and a master’s degree in public policy and administration with a bachelor’s in psychology. He is currently the Deputy City Manager in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Sara Hensley has 25 years of public service with a master’s in education and Bachelor of Science, according to the city.
Hensley currently serves as the director of the Parks and Recreation Department in Austin, Texas where she has also served as the Interim Assistant City Manager. Prior to that, she served as the Parks and Recreation Director in Phoenix.
Shane Dille, who is the only local candidate, has 21 years of public service with a master’s degree in public administration and a Bachelor of Business Management.
Dille is currently one of the Flagstaff Deputy City Managers. Prior to joining the city of Flagstaff he worked for other Arizona government agencies including Nogales, Queen Creek, Buckeye, Wickenburg and Gila Bend.
On March 14, all four candidates have also been invited to present on transitioning the city to a performance based budgeting process.
Updated for correction 8:31 p.m. on March 14.