OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City has hired a firm to conduct a nationwide search for a new city manager and plans to select the person in March.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports that officials have hired Springsted Inc., a public sector advising firm, to conduct the search. John Anzivino, senior vice president of Springsted, will give a presentation on the selection process at a town council meeting on Monday.

The firm plans to do recruitment and preliminary screening work in January and February. It will then narrow down a list of candidates to four or five finalists who will be interviewed by the mayor and council.

Dennis Dare resigned as city manager in September. Mayor Rick Meehan has been filling the position in the interim.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. colliemom says:

    Story leaves a lot of info out. Dennis Dare didn’t just resign – he was railroaded out by a 4 to 3 vote of the City Council. Apparently some of the newly elected members had a personal vendetta. Mr. Dare was told he had one day to decide if he would be fired or “resign”. Mr. Dare was a good man who was bullied out of his job. The man they thought would take the job wouldn’t (to his credit, after the way the Council treated Mr. Dare). Now they have to pay a recruitmant company to find another manager to do Mr. Dare’s job? How is this good management? While paying a full pension to Mr. Dare? They City Council members said they wanted to take the city “in a new direction” – that’s working well.

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