Forty-five people have applied for the job of Dublin city manager, according to information from the city.

Forty-five people have applied for the job of Dublin city manager, according to information from the city.

The candidates are primarily current and former city managers from across the country.

Among the candidates are three Dublin city staff members: director of administrative services Michelle Crandall, deputy city manager and police chief Mike Epperson and deputy city manager and economic development director Dana McDaniel.

Crandall and McDaniel were finalists in 2007 for the city manager positions in Worthington and Westerville, respectively.

Other candidates with local ties include Pataskala city administrator Timothy Boland, Norwich Township trustee Michael Cope and Robert Tanner, general counsel for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

Consultant Tom Dority of the Mercer Group is scheduled to present a report on the leading candidates to Dublin City Council during an executive session Dec. 8.

Council is to announce its short list of finalists by Dec. 10. Those candidates will be subject to background checks during December.

Dority is expected to give a final report to council Jan. 16. Council will tentatively conduct interviews Jan. 23-24, and a decision is expected by Feb. 2.

The new city manager is expected to take office in March.

Deputy city manager and finance director Marsha Grigsby is serving as interim city manager during the search for Jane Brautigam's successor. Brautigam left Dublin in September to become city manager of Boulder, Colo.

For more on this story, read the Dec. 4 edition of the Dublin Villager.