The Great Bend City Council conducted a special meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss personnel matters concerning the City Administrator position. The Council spent 15 minutes in executive session and adjourned immediately following the closed-door discussion without a decision or comments. It is anticipated by multiple councilmembers that a decision has been made and an announcement will be made soon.
There are three finalists in the running to replace Howard Partington, who retired early in 2017. Larry Collins, Kendal Francis, and Scott Hildebrand were chosen as finalists by Slavin Management Consultants, the firm that conducted the job search.
Each candidate went through formal interviews with the Council and went through two meet-and-greets with the public over a two-day period at the end of June.