The Kodiak City Council
short-listed five candidates for the city manager's job being vacated soon by
Linda Freed at its work session Tuesday evening. Out of a total pool of 18
candidates, which included five from Alaska
and three from Kodiak, eight were eliminated for having incomplete
The five selected
finalists for the job are David Fuqua and Timothy Rooney,
both of Oklahoma, and Alaskans David Richards of Hoonah, Rich Walker of
Kotzebue and Kodiak's Aimee Kniaziowski.
Councilman Tom Walters said he thought the three Kodiak
applicants should have been automatically shortlisted.
Manager 1 36 sec. "We ought to give since ... for the
Not all council members
agreed with Walters, however, so instead the council completed a review of each
application, scoring each one on a points system. City Clerk Debbie Marlar
described the scoring process to the city council.
Manager 2 16 sec. "In your binder... a category for
The top five candidates were selected to move onto the
next round which includes a questionnaire and an interview. Freed, speaking
from experience, said the process can be daunting.
Manager 3 20 sec. "When I went through the hiring ... for
him as well.")