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Burlington City Manager Search Heats Up

Feb 16, 2012

The six men vying to be Burlington’s next city manager have plenty on their schedules while in town this weekend.

The selection process gets underway Friday morning with individual tours of the city.

Each candidate will be joined by a member of the city council and a representative of the Chamber of Commerce.

8:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. – William Way

9:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. – Ronald Chandler

10:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. – Alan Lanning

12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Edward Sadler

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. – Steven Winger

2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. – James Ferneau


William Way will meet with the city council and the firm working with the city following the completion of the final tour.

From there, the candidates and their spouses will join the city council for dinner.

The individual candidate interviews resume Saturday morning.

8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. – Ronald Chandler

9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. – Alan Lanning

10:00 A.M. – 11: 00 A.M. – Edward Sadler

11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. – Steven Winger

12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. – James Ferneau


Once completed, the city council will accept input from a community panel and from city staff before deciding who should receive a second interview.

Those second interviews should get underway about 3:00 P.M. on Saturday.

Human Resources Director Bev Hunter says the Burlington City Council’s goal is to make a conditional contract offer to its top candidate after the second round of interviews.

She says an official offer would have to come during a special city council meeting.