St. Joseph City Manager search nearing home stretch


The search for a new St. Joseph City Manager is nearing its home stretch.

At a Monday meeting, St. Joseph City Commissioner Michelle Binkley reported on the latest activities of the search subcommittee. She said 24 resumes for manager were received by the committee, and some interviews with semi-finalists have been held.

During the week of May 27, the committee conducted seven behavioral-based interviews,” Binkley said. “The committee has now narrowed that search down to three final candidates, and we are in the process of conducting second-round interviews. We are continuing to deliberate, and it is our intention to recommend two to three candidates to move forward for a full commission interview in the near future.”

Those interviews, and who the final three candidates are, will be revealed when the subcommittee is done deliberating.

The search subcommittee consists of Commissioners Binkley and Michael Sarola as well as an HR professional from Whirlpool and the chair of the Downtown Development Authority.

Commissioners have to hire a new city manager as John Hodgson is retiring after more than 30 years of service to the city. He’s been manager since 2015.