Mayor-elect launches application process for city's department head positions
By Jennifer Zartman Romano
Just two days after the Columbia City municipal election declared him the new mayor of Columbia City, Ryan Daniel is already at work making plans for his administration.
Daniel released his plan this morning for hiring department heads.
According to the news release, Daniel will begin accepting applications today for superintendents of wastewater, electric, water, street, communications and parks, as well as police chief and fire chief. Applications are available at the Clerk-Treasurer's office in City Hall and also online at Daniels' campaign website, www.ryandanielformayor.com.
“I am thankful to the current department heads for their hard work in moving Columbia City forward. At this time, I’ve decided to have an application and interview process that will help increase competition," Daniel stated. "This will allow for greater selection while also allowing for the current department heads to share their plans for the future.”
Daniel said he will continue accepting applications for these positions until November 26. At that time, he will select the individuals that will be interviewed. All hiring will take place in advance of the beginning of Daniels term on January 1, 2012.
“I hope individuals who believe they are up to the task of running one of the city departments are willing to step forward to improve Columbia City,” he added.