Portland plans to start advertising for city manager job next week

More than a year after Portland’s city manager left the job, the city is finally ready to start advertising for the position.

The City Council’s city manager search subcommittee on Thursday voted 3-0 to approve a job description and brochure, and the city plans to post the job late next week. Councilors and the search consultant, Baker Tilly, agreed to review a few final edits before the posting goes live.

“There are some things that are going to be changed … some language that talks about how diverse Portland is and the nature of that diversity because that is important,” said Mayor Kate Snyder during Thursday’s meeting.

“A lot of our time is spent talking about asylum seekers coming to Maine and in particular Portland, so a mention of that is important. A mention of our commitment to justice and equity is very important.”

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