Four local people
Four of the six finalists for the Tracy City Administrator vacancy are local people.
The Tracy residents who have been invited to interview for the position are Madonna Peterson, Tony Peterson, Jamey Johnson, and Melody Caron.
Two candidates from out-of-state have also been invited for interviews: Susan Edwards, and Laura Andrews.
The finalists were selected by a committee last week, that included Mayor Steve Ferrazzano, council-elect Bill Chukuske, council-elect Dave Tiegs, council member Pam Cooreman (via Skype from Miami, FL); community member Shirley Anderson, and community member Rhonda Fredericks.
No information on any of the finalists was given to the Headlight-Herald because of data privacy concerns. However, Shane Daniels, interim city administrator and public works director, did say that the two non-Tracy candidates (Edwards and Andrews) were from Colorado and Alaska.
Tony Peterson is a former Tracy mayor and councilman, and is the service manager at Salmon Automotive.
Madonna Peterson is employed by the City of Tracy in the city office, and was appointed deputy city administrator following the resignation of Mike Votca in late September.
One-hour interviews with the six finalists have been scheduled Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 14-15, in the council meeting room. Interviews will be open to the public, but will not be televised.
The interview schedule is:
Wednesday, Dec. 14—Tony Peterson, 5:30 p.m.; Melody Caron, 6:45 p.m.; Susan Edwards (via phone), 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 15—Jamey Johnson, 5:30 p.m.; Madonna Peterson, 6:45 p.m.; Laura Andrews (via phone) 8 p.m.
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The City received 15 applications for the position. It is expected that the same screening committee that selected the finalists will conduct the interviews.