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Baltimore seeking new administrator

BALTIMORE – The search for a new Baltimore village administrator is progressing nicely, said Baltimore Village Council President Judy Landis.

“We’ve received several resumes,” she said, and the Baltimore Rules Committee was to look those over Wednesday night in preparation for recommending the best candidates to council. “We’ve gotten some really good resumes,” she said.

Landis said committee members asked for suggestions from council members, regarding qualities they’d like to see in a new administrator so they know what to look for as the resumes roll in. Landis said the village would likely hold interviews on a Saturday in case any of the candidates don’t want their current employers to know they’re applying for work elsewhere.

Mayor Bob Kalish said the village has received roughly 30 resumes. After the rules committee sifts through the resumes, Kalish said a selection committee would be created to begin the interview process.

“We’re looking for someone with prior government management experience,” said Kalish. He said the best candidate would also have experience in grant writing, municipal financing, and he or she must be a consensus builder.

Former Village Administrator Marsha Hall resigned Dec. 30 to become city manager for the City of Groveport, Ohio. Hall began with Baltimore Village Feb. 9, 2004. Council member Jim Hochradel previously said Groveport made her an offer in the past, but Baltimore pulled several positions together so the village could counter offer. But, Hochradel said Groveport made her another offer with better pay, which she accepted.

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