Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

City Needs Applicant Who Can Handle People

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

City Needs Applicant Who Can Handle People

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Byline: Kevin Clark, Shorelines staff writer

ATLANTIC BEACH -- As he looks over the top three candidates for the city's community development director position, City Manager Jim Hanson said he'll be looking for someone who doesn't mind dealing with the public -- a lot.

Hanson will try to schedule final interviews beginning Tuesday with the top three candidates: Ponte Vedra Beach resident Sonya Doerr; Anderson, Ind., resident Carl Hammons; and Indianapolis resident Gary Schindler. The three are vying for a post left open by George Worley in April. Hanson said he'll be looking for someone who seems willing to take on a highly visible role in the city.

"We don't want someone who will retreat to their office to work on technical issues," Hanson said. "We need someone who works well in public and is available for answers."

All three candidates have city planning experience in Florida. Doerr is the senior planner for St. Johns County in charge of the Current Planning Division. …

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