Lethbridge residents will also be asked for feedback in the CAO recruitment process as City Council searches for a replacement for retiring City Manager Garth Sherwin.
The search is starting for Lethbridge's next City Manager. City Councillor Jeff Coffman, who sits on an ad hoc committee, helped present a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Recruitment Strategy to Council on Monday. He says part of that involves getting feedback from Lethbridge residents. He says ultimately it's Council's decision who gets hired, but it's important the community provide thoughts as well as part of the overall process. Lethbridge has only had two City Managers over the past 30 or so years. Coffman hopes the committee could have a recommended top candidate some time by the end of April. Longtime City Manager Garth Sherwin announced a few months ago he's retiring, leaving the City's top job vacant. Coffman says on January 15, 2018 Council will have a communities information committee meeting, giving an opportunity for organizations and individuals to come to Council to talk about what traits they would like to see in a new CAO. - Pat Siedlecki