At a special meeting Aug. 11, Delta City Council reviewed three proposals from recruiting firms interested in assisting with the city manager search. Pending final approval at the regular council meeting Aug. 18, the city will engage Mercer Group of Carbondale. The service will cost $12,600, plus direct expenses not to exceed $2,500.
Mercer Group has prepared a 95-day timeline that calls for the search to be launched Sept. 11. Application deadline is Oct. 5. Mercer Group will forward the leading candidates to the city council, and finalists will be named Oct. 27. Interviews would take place the week of Nov. 9. Mercer Group offers a 24-month guarantee following the date of placement.