What started as a list of 11 potential administrators for the city of Centerville has been narrowed down to five, four men and one woman.

The Centerville City Council Tuesday night, June 4 during a work session meeting at City Hall were guided through the list of 11 by Dick Schrad with Brimeyer Fursman, an executive search firm.

The next step is June 21 and 22 for personal interviews with the City Council.

The five candidates’ background information in no particular order.

• Chelsea Huisman has been the city administrator in Griswold since Oct. 11, 2011 to the present. She reports to the mayor and city council and supervises eight employees.

Her budget responsibilities are to prepare and submit an operating budget of $1.6 million.

Griswold has 1,036 residents.

In 2011 she was the intern-city manager’s office in Indianola, a community of 14,782, while supervising a staff of 90.

In 2010 she was an intern-Iowa governor’s office, Des Moines.

From 2009-2010 she attended Drake University in Des Moines and earned an MPA degree. From 2003-2007 she attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. earning a BS degree in public administration.

The final remaining candidate is Alan Johnson and his profile will be published Friday.

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