Town Manager Field Narrowed


A field of 137 applications for the job of Payson Town Manager has been narrowed to six candidates.

The town council hired the Mercer Group, an executive search firm, to conduct the initial phase of finding a new town manager for Payson. The finalists were selected by the council during an executive session June 6.

Interim Town Manager L. Kelly Udall is one of the finalists, according to a press release from the town.

The other finalists are: Fred Carpenter, Wickenburg, Ariz.; Richard Crayne, Waverly, Iowa; Gary Eide, Mesa, Ariz.; Jeffrey Pederson, Vermillion, S.D.; and Gary Shimun, Hannibal, Mo.

The finalists will be interviewed by the council during a two-day process, July 12 and 13. They will also be given a tour of Payson and meet department directors.

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