Four Danville city employees met Monday and narrowed down the applicant pool for the vacant police chief position to seven finalists, Interim City Manager Ron Scott told the City Commission at Monday’s meeting.
Scott, Fire Chief Woody Ball, City Engineer Earl Coffey and City Clerk Donna Peek spent about three hours reviewing 22 applications. Atlanta-based consulting firm The Mercer Group had selected the 22 from a pool of 79 applicants.
Scott declined to discuss specifics about the finalists but said the committee hopes to schedule some if not all of the interviews by the end of the month.
During a Thursday interview, Scott said the applicant pool included several current city employees and at least one additional applicant from Kentucky. Mayor Bernie Hunstad said during a separate interview a few minutes later that the quality of the applications was outstanding.