Council to interview city admin. finalists next week

By Per Peterson

The Tracy City Council on Monday approved moving to the interview stage with finalists vying for the vacant city administrator position.

The finalists were chosen by an assigned committee made up of Mayor Anthony Dimmers, interim City Administrator Shane Daniels and council member Jeri Schons.

Dimmers was able to reach two of the three candidates Monday to inform them of their finalist status: Lory Young, city administrator in Gaylord since January 2018, and Steve Berkner, former city council member and former mayor of Ortonville. A third candidate was unable to be reached.

“We have some qualified candidates,” Dimmers said. “I’m looking forward to the interview process.”

Dimmers said both candidates will be asked the same questions.

Interviews will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10.  After the interviews, the Council will meet in closed session to make its choice.

The City had offered the position to one of three finalists in October, but that candidate declined the offer.

Former City Administrator Kris Ambuehl resigned in July after a little more than a year in Tracy; he accepted the same position in St. Joseph, which is near his hometown of Bowlus and Little Falls, where he grew up.

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