The city of Oak Ridge will host a public forum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center with the final two candidates for city manager.
- Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides, who most recently was city manager in Duncanville, Texas.
- Randall W. “Randy” Hemann, manager for Mooresville, North Carolina.
The two will arrive in Oak Ridge on Tuesday and depart on Thursday after extensive meetings with city staff and council members, according to reporting by The Oak Ridger.
City council has called a special meeting for 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the Courtroom/Council chambers in the Municipal Building to select the city manager.
Residents are encouraged to attend Wednesday’s forum and submit questions for consideration.
The forum moderator will be GovHR USA, the consultant conducting the search for the next city manager.
To view the forum live, visit oakridgetn.gov/livestream.
Questions can be submitted in person at the forum or online by Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. here.