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Join the City Manager Citizen Interview Panel
Posted: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The City is looking for five volunteers to participate in a Citizen Interview Panel. This panel will be an opportunity for citizens to have a voice in the selection process and get to know the finalists.  Panelists' names will be drawn at random by Mayor Akins.
Before the interviews, City staff will consult with the citizen's selected to gather their input and incorporate citizen panelist questions into the interview process.  The panel will be exclusively Ashland citizens moderated by the City Manager Pro Tem.  We hope you will put your name in the hat, so to speak, to be part of the selection process. To do so, go to and complete the form called "Would you like to volunteer to be a part of the Citizen Interview Panel for Ashland's first City Manager". 
Following the interviews, the Mayor and City Manager Pro Tem will debrief the panel and learn which candidate the Citizen Panel feels is the most qualified and best fit for the City of Ashland.  The City Manager Pro Tem will share the collective input of the Citizen Panel will the City Council to aid them in vetting the Finalists.
Due to continuing COVID concerns, the Citizen Interview Panel will likely have to be conducted electronically using Zoom.  Anyone agreeing to participate must be willing to participate in a recorded zoom meeting using video and audio.  We want this process to be engaging, inclusive, and accessible to all!

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