The Alliance city council Tuesday evening approved entering into a contract with a Texas consulting firm to provide additional names in the community’s city manager search.
Interim City Manager Rick Kuckkahn says a contract with J.D. Gray of Frisco, Texas will be finalized in the next few days. Kuckkahn says the firm was chosen from the three that submitted proposals and he’s confident they will supply a good list of candidates.
Kuckkahn says it would be good to get around 20 names, and he notes the consultants have experience in Nebraska and know people who are interested in changing positions or would be good for the job.
Kuckkahn says they will have a list of names by January the city can begin reviewing and prioritize for interviews. Kuckahn says the city plans to have someone hired and on board in April of next year.