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Longview city manager recommends fire chief selection

Longview city manager recommends fire chief selection
Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 3:32pm

(Longview, TX) City Manager David Willard will recommend to City Council the selection of J.P. Steelman as Chief of the Longview Fire Department. Steelman has served as Interim Fire Chief since February. The recommendation will be presented to City Council during the regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday, October 14.

According to David Willard, “Throughout the hiring process, J.P. demonstrated that he is the best fit for the job. I have been very pleased with his leadership as Interim Fire Chief, especially during this tough budget cycle.”

The City of Longview utilized Strategic Government Resources, Inc. (SGR) to help with the initial search process. The City of Longview conducted interviews of the top candidates. As with all of the City’s director-level positions, the City Manager is responsible for selecting the final candidate, which is subject to approval by City Council.

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