City to interview four candidates for city manager this weekend

The City of Cleveland Heights has released the names of the four finalists for the city manager position. They are William Cooper, Michelle Crandall, Crandall Jones and Andrew White. According to John Gibbon, Cleveland Heights law director, Cleveland Heights City Council plans to interview the candidates the weekend of March 9 and 10.

The finalists were selected by Novak Consulting Group, the search firm chosen by council to conduct the search for the new city manager, and hail from diverse backgrounds.

Cooper was most recently the city manager of Hamtramck, Mich., a blue-collar suburb of Detroit known for its ethnic diversity.

Crandall is currently the director of administrative services for Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus that developed in the 1980s around the I-270 corridor.

Jones hails from Georgia and has held multiple city and county manager positions, most recently as city manager for the city of East Point, Ga. He currently heads up ENOSHA Management Services, a management development firm that facilitates organizational and individual excellence.

White has been city manager for Huron, Ohio, a small city on the shores of Lake Erie with a population of 7,100, since 2006.

The city manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the city and serves as the public safety director. Salary for the position would be between $130,000 and $150,000, depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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