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Phoenix's Search for New City Manager Down to Four Finalists

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The city of Phoenix announced the names of the four finalists for the job of city manager.

Two of them are veterans of Phoenix City Hall, while the other two are out-of-towners.

See also:
-Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos Leaving Phoenix

Ed Zuercher, acting Phoenix city manager, who's been with the city for 20 years -- including a stint as former Mayor Phil Gordon's chief of staff -- is one of the finalists.

Rick Naimark, a deputy city manager who's been with the city for 26 years, is the other local candidate.

The out-of-towners are Deanna Santana, city administrator of the ity of Oakland, California, and Milton Dohoney Jr., former city manager of Cincinnati.

Santana and Dohoney were both considered to be in the running for the city manager job in Dallas, a position that was filled last month by a Dallas City Hall veteran.

Phoenix's city manager post was vacated by David Cavazos, a longtime city employee who spent four years as city manager, before leaving in October. He took the city manager's job in Santa Ana, California.

According to a statement from the City of Phoenix, the final interviews are scheduled to take place during the city council's executive session on Wednesday, February 19, and it's expected that the council will appoint the new city manager during the formal city council meeting that afternoon.

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