By Dawn Krebs
PORT ST. LUCIE -- The city council will soon begin looking for a new city manager.
Interim City Manager Jeff Bremer was asked by Mayor JoAnn Faiella to share his thoughts.
"I am willing to research and present you with some information relative to a professional headhunter for the search for a city manager," he said. "I will look to several different locations, including the Florida League of Cities, which may be able to provide that level of service for us."
He indicated the service is inclusive and will have the professionalism the council is looking for.
"I'm in favor of that," said Councilwoman Shannon Martin. "We're looking for a more statewide or national search."
Councilwoman Michelle Berger, however, wanted to make sure that a national search didn't preclude the council from looking at local possibilities as well.
"Please keep an open mind to anything that may be local," she said. "Local could mean anyone in the state of Florida; it doesn't have to be around the corner."
Councilwoman Berger also urged fellow councilmen to do their research on the interviewing process and what is involved, calling the process "intense."
City Councilman Ron Bowen made a motion for Mr. Bremer to begin the research necessary for a nationwide search for the new city manager, and the motion passed unanimously.