Bridgeport City Council look at potential candidates for city manager position

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.- Bridgeport City Council held a special meeting and went into executive session Monday evening to discuss the applicants for the city manager’s position. The contract for current Bridgeport City Manager, Kim Haws, has not been renewed and is set to expire at the end of June.

Bridgeport has hired a company called GovHR USA to help with the search for Haws replacement. That company has searched through national outlets forming the job description for potential candidates to apply.  

“The city manager, it’s a tough position because you’ve got to know a little bit about police, little but about fire, a little bit about economic development, a little bit just about a lot of things. So, I mean were looking for someone who has the qualifications to do that, and hopefully take the city the way it is and keep growing the city,” said Andy Lang, Mayor of the City of Bridgeport.  

Bridgeport is currently going through applicants and narrowing those down so interviews can be conducted with the next potential Bridgeport City Manager.  

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