Kansas candidate drops out of city manager selection

SANDUSKY Another one bites the dust. Only days after being chosen as one of the top three, one of the Sandusky city ma
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Another one bites the dust.

Only days after being chosen as one of the top three, one of the Sandusky city manager candidates has dropped out.

Evalin McClain from Kansas withdrew from the search Friday afternoon.

City commissioners and City Manager Search Committee members were notified by the Circuit Rider Management Group that McClain withdrew her candidacy to accept a city manager position in Abilene, Texas.

"I think she was looking for a different challenge ... and there's nothing wrong with that," said Dave Waddington, Sandusky city commissioner and search committee member.

Other search committee members could not be reached for comment Friday night.

Waddington said that there has been no official decision made as to whether the commission will now interview only Matthew Kline and Sylvester Murray, or if a third candidate will be added to the list.

According to the memo from Circuit Rider, both Murray and Kline reiterated their interest in the Sandusky city manager position.

"I'm sure we'll be talking about it on Tuesday," Waddington said.

Because of the holiday on Monday, city commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the commission chambers of City Hall, 222 Meigs St.

"We're going to have to huddle up on Tuesday and decide what to do," Waddington added.

On Wednesday night, the search committee chose McClain, Murray and Kline to be interviewed by all seven city commissioners.

The search process began with 49 applicants. Those were narrowed to six who received interviews. Out of those six, three were chosen.