City Manager Deadline Extended

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The City of Ridgefield has extended the deadline for applications to fill its vacant City Manager position. The new deadline is February 10th with the selection process scheduled to be completed by early March.

The City initiated an expedited recruitment process on January 3rd and the initial application deadline was January 21st. The City received twenty applications but has opted to extend the application period to give more time for other potential candidates to apply.

The City plans to review the full set of applications the week of February 10th and interview finalists the last week of February. If a successful candidate emerges from the interviews the City Council will consider extending an offer of employment targeting a start date in April 2014.

Mayor Onslow added, “We wanted to take a little more time to get the word out and to give potential candidates the opportunity to apply. Ridgefield has a strong sense of community and tremendous potential. We look forward to finding the right person to help us achieve our vision of a city that supports businesses and delivers a high quality of life for our residents.”

The community is invited to provide input on the skills, knowledge, and abilities important for a successful City Manager. A survey is available on the City’s web site (www. For more information about the city or the City Manager position contact Lee Knottnerus at 360.857.5001 or at

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