After reviewing options to hire outside help to recruit the next town manager, the Town Council last week voted to use in-house resources to conduct the search.
Vice Mayor Nedim Ogelman and Councilman Ryan Cool were appointed to lead the effort along with members of the town staff.
A staff report identified three consulting firms that have been used by other local governments in the area to hire top executives and estimated fees of $21,000 to $35,000.
The council voted unanimously to handle the effort in-house. Working with the town staff, Ogelman and Cool will refine the job description, advertise the position and develop a short list of candidates to be interviewed by the council.
Alex Vanegas has served as interim town manager since the retirement of Rob Lohr Jr. in July. Assistant Town Manager Danny Davis is leaving at month’s end after taking a position as president of a new senior living center in Ashburn.