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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The City of Dallas has released the names of the five finalists for City Manager.

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The Dallas City Council has invited all of them to interview for the position over two days next week.

The candidates are:

T.C. Broadnax, City Manager, City of Tacoma
Jelynne LeBlanc-Burley, President and CEO, JLB Group
Maura Black Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, City of Chattanooga
Mark McDaniel, Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas
Jim Twombly, Director of Administration/City Manager, City of Tulsa

“We had more than 100 people apply for the job of Dallas City Manager and I believe we have selected highly qualified individuals to come interview with the City Council,” said Mayor Mike Rawlings. “We look forward to getting to know them better next week.”

Current City Manager A.C. Gonzalez is retiring in January.  Gonzalez became City Manager in July 2013, when he was appointed interim City Manager. He was hired permanently in January 2014 by a unanimous vote of the City Council.

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Gonzalez announced his retirement in May.

The candidates to replace Gonzalez will be invited on a tour of Dallas to be hosted by city staff on Monday, December 5.

On Tuesday, December 6, they will interview with small groups of council members at City Hall. That evening, the public is invited to a meet and greet with the candidates from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second-floor atrium of City Hall.

On Wednesday, December 7, each candidate will interview individually for an hour with the full City Council. That evening, the candidates are invited to a private meet and greet with representatives from numerous chambers of commerce and community groups.

Two days later, the City Council will convene a Special Called Meeting to discuss the candidates and determine next steps in the process.

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