The City of Springfield has two finalists for the position of city manager. Both finalists will be making a visit to Springfield in the coming days.
The two finalists are Jason Gage of Salina, Kansas, and Wayne Pyle of West Valley City, Utah.
Cora Scott is a spokeswoman for the City of Springfield.
"Both of those men have extensive experience as city managers and assistant city managers in a couple of communities," Scott said. "So, we’re looking forward to meeting them and giving the public a chance to interact with them on Sunday and Monday."
Jason Gage is the current city manager of Salina, Kansas. Gage has served the city of 49,000 residents for 13 years.
Wayne Pyle, the other finalist, is the city manager of West Valley City, Utah. He has served the city of 140,000 for 16 years.
Both finalists for the city manager position will be visiting Springfield on Sunday, May 20th and Monday, May 21st. The city will host a live town hall event on Facebook for the public to get to know the finalists and ask questions; one candidate will be featured at 4:00 Sunday afternoon, and the other a half hour later, at 4:30.
Other events include a Community Stakeholder Breakfast at Springfield Art Museum beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday. Representatives of many community groups and organizations will attend.
Meetings with City of Springfield employees and final interview rotation with City Council will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday.
Community tours for the candidates will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday.
The candidates will also attend the City Council meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday.