The City of Pasco got a look at the candidates vying for soon to be vacant city manager position.
PASCO, WA - The City of Pasco got a look at the candidates vying for soon to be vacant city manager position. On Wednesday, the Pasco City Council held a Meet and Greet for the public to check out the four candidates.
There were five candidates, but NBC Right Now learned on Wednesday that one of the candidates found a job elsewhere.
The city manager is appointed by the city council and is in charge of hiring and firing city employees, as well as overseeing all the city's departments.
""I think first and foremost, the city council's going to be looking for a strong manager who has the ability to implement the policies that they set," Deputy City Manager Stan Strebel explained.
The current Pasco city manager, Gary Crutchfield, is retiring this month after 36 years with the city.
The four candidates being considered for the city manager position are Timothy Hacker, Michael Pence, John Williams, and Dave Zabell.
Hacker is a former city manager in North Las Vegas. Pence is a county administrator in Flathead County, Montana. Williams is the city manager in Battle Ground, Washington. Zabell is currently the city manager of Fife, Washington.