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Mayor: New city manager ‘within days’

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl says the city should have a new city manager “I hope within the next few days.”


Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl says the city should have a new city manager “I hope within the next few days.”

At a Citizens for Greener Evanston meeting at the Civic Center Thursday night the mayor said the City Council has narrowed the field of candidates to three finalists, who she said “are all great on environmental issues.”

She said council members have done site visits to the communities where the candidates now work and have talked with people they’ve worked with.

Interim City Manager Rolanda Russell is scheduled to retire this summer. She was initially hired as assistant city manager by Julia Carroll, who resigned from the city manager’s job a little over a year ago for health reasons.

Aldermen decided to delay the final stages of the city manager search process so that the five new members elected to the City Council in April would be able to participate in selecting the city’s new chief executive.

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