Interviewing Process Continues To Fill Clarkesville City Manager Position; 4 Selected

Clarkesville - Four candidates have been selected to proceed in the interviewing process to fill the Clarkesville City Manager vacant position.

Mayor Barrie Aycock announced during the Monday night Clarkesville City Hall meeting that there are currently in the process of interviewing applicants for the position. 

City Clerk Glenda Smith spoke with WCHM about the process, saying that “over 100” applicants originally applied for the spot. She described that the number was “roughly around 102.”

Smith went on to say that these four selected were the ones chosen to move on in the interviewing process but were not the only four who qualified for the job.

The interviewing process is said to continue until next week. No names of the selected four have been released.

According to the City Of Clarkesville website, the “City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and is charged with the implementation of City Council adopted policies and directives and the day-to-day operations of the City. The City Manager is responsible for hiring directors to oversee each department.”

This search comes after former City Manager Barbara Kesler resigned in early August after serving as City Manager of Clarkesville for over eleven years. 

During her resignation announcement, Kesler says that she plans to spend more time with her extended family and assist her husband with his business in Toccoa.