3 finalists named for city manager post.

The city of Greenville has narrowed its search for a city manager to three finalists. The last city manager, John Castile, stepped away from the job in May 2018 after eight years in the office. Nancy Whitworth, deputy city manager, has served as interim city manager since that time.

Staffing agency Find Great People recruited more than 357 targeted candidates for the position from government and private sector professionals nationwide, according to a news release. City council reviewed the top applicants whose qualifications, skills and experience would most effectively meet the needs and challenges of a growing community.

"City council is very pleased with the deep experience and talent of the city manager candidates brought to us by our Greenville-based search team," said Greenville Mayor Knox White, in the release. "All of them bring a proven record of accomplishment and superb people skills to the position. Additionally, all of them know what it means to provide leadership to a diverse community that wants to balance its growth with quality of life."

The city plans to have a new city manager in place by late August, the release said.

The three finalists for the city manager position:

John McDonough currently serves as city manager of Sandy Springs, Ga., where he is responsible for the oversight of the city's 500 staff members and additional outside...

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