The lengthy search for Port Orange’s new city manager began in late November and yielded 84 candidates. Over three months later that group has been whittled down to five finalists. Robin Hayes, Mount Dora City manager since 2016, is now one of the finalists for the position.
Previously, the field of candidates was narrowed to 10 after Port Orange’s five council members each selected five names during a special meeting. The next step in the process will be on Friday, March 19 when Port Orange City Council will hold another special meeting to interview the finalists.
The public meeting will begin at 1 p.m. inside the City Council Chambers at Port Orange City Hall and will be live-streamed on the city’s YouTube Channel, “Port Orange Government Television.” The public can also attend in person at 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, Florida.
Hayes, hired by Mount Dora City Council as City Manager in 2016, submitted her resume to apply for the position on February 18, according to the date on her cover letter. Before her tenure in Mount Dora, she served as the Management Services Director for the City of Oviedo. The other candidates that join Hayes as finalists for Port Orange City Manager are:
Wayne Clark, economic development director for DeBary.
Brian Weiss, commanding officer of the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville.
Michael Bornstein, city manager of Lake Worth Beach.
Alan Ours, county manager for Glynn County, Georgia.
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