A Westerville official has confirmed that 10 candidates are in the running for the city's community affairs position, up from the initially reported six.

A Westerville official has confirmed that 10 candidates are in the running for the city's community affairs position, up from the initially reported six.

Adam Maxwell, the city's director of administrative services, said the city winnowed the pool of applicants from 205 candidates to six and then decided to interview four others.

The city decided Friday to bring in four more candidates for additional interviews:

Michelle Ball, assistant director for Learning Week at The Ohio State University.

Sherry Fisher, freelance public relations specialist and former news director for WIBC in Indianapolis.

H. Joseph Meyer, editor at Suburban News Publications.

Laura Mohr, public relations specialist for the Columbus Department of Public Utilities and Public Services.

"As we had more time, we did a further review of the questionnaires and decided to interview four more people," Maxwell said, referring to a list of questions the candidates were asked to complete as part of the process.

Maxwell said Tuesday morning the city has interviewed seven candidates and plans to interview the rest in the near future.

He said the list of 10 will likely be cut to four or five before someone is hired. In addition, he said the city has revised its timeline for filling the job to mid-April.

Maxwell said the addition of the four candidates does not mean the two lists are tiered. Initial plans called for interviewing up to 12 people, he said.

The new community affairs coordinator will succeed Scott McAfee, who resigned to take a similar job with New Albany. The salary ranges from $52,083 to $83,262.

The initial six candidates called back for further interviews were:

David Ball, public information officer for Dublin.

John Cummings, manager for community adoption and foster care recruitment for the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services.

Christa Dickey, director of communications for the American College of Sports Medicine.

Patricia Fodor, principal for The Write Expression.

Lynn Miller, human resources assistant for Westerville.

Lin Rice, staff writer for ThisWeek Community Newspapers.