The Payson Town Council will have a special meeting tonight, Tuesday, July 23, for the selection of a new town manager.
Members of the council and town department heads met with the prospective candidates July 12 and 13 in both formal and informal settings.
The finalists for the job are Interim Town Manager L. Kelly Udall; Fred Carpenter, Wickenburg; Richard Crayne, Waverly, Iowa; Gary Eide, Mesa; Jeffrey Pederson, Vermillion, S.D.; and Gary Shimun, Hannibal, Mo.
The executive search firm, the Mercer Group, was hired to conduct the task of advertising for and narrowing the field of candidates for the town. There were 137 applications for the job.