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Ashland city manager could be named Monday

Oct. 25, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

ASHLAND -- The Ashland Board of City Commissioners could name a new city manager on Monday, said Mayor Chuck Charles.

The board held its regularly scheduled meeting at noon Thursday, but took no formal action on naming a city manager to replace City Manager Steve Corbitt.

"It's a strong possibility we'll name someone on Monday," Charles said.

City Commissioner Kevin Gunderson agreed. "Likely a candidate will be named" on Monday, he said.

The board recessed its meeting Thursday until 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.

Corbitt, 70, announced plans to retire earlier this year. He agreed to stay on the job until a new city manager is selected. The board had nearly 60 candidates apply for the job, including several local candidates. The board interviewed its top five candidates earlier this week, Charles said.

Officials have declined to name the top candidates for the job.

Corbitt has served as Ashland city manager for about seven years. Prior to that, he served as director of public services for five years. A professional engineer, Corbitt has worked locally, around the country and abroad.

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