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Search Continues for City Manager

Written By: Tanja Rekhi
Search Continues for City Manager

ELMIRA (WENY) -- City leaders held a special meeting in executive session today to talk about filling the city manager position.
     They offered the position to an unnamed candidate last week; however, the candidate got a better offer from his current employer and decided to stay put.
     Now, the city will continue to work with an executive recruiting firm they hired over the summer, to fill the position.
     "Although I'm not really surprised that it is taking so long, I think that there is a candidate out there that is going to fit us best. And I'd rather take my time finding that person than to just settle," said Sue Skidmore, Elmira Mayor.
      The city has been trying to fill the position since former City Manager John Burin resigned in June.