Greenville names city manager finalists.

The city of Greenville received 77 applications for its city manager position. The mayor and city council have narrowed the field to three candidates, who will undergo "an extensive interview process" on Oct. 18 with elected officials, community stakeholders and the city's senior leadership team, according to a news release.

"As with any city on the rise, we need to continue to deal with the challenges of growth such as infrastructure, housing affordability and transportation and we need a manager with experience addressing these issues for the benefit of all of our neighborhoods," said Greenville Mayor Knox White, in the release. "Our top three finalists presented a depth of understanding of Greenville's current landscape, as well as the insights and skills necessary to move our city forward to address these challenges."

The three candidates for the city manager position are:

Debra D. Campbell is assistant city manager for Charlotte, where she provides overall management for the city's more than 8,000 employees. Prior to accepting her current position, she served for a decade as director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department. She has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of interdisciplinary fields, including city management and administration, urban planning, transportation/land use integration, capital facilities planning, neighborhood and business corridor revitalization and housing and community development. Campbell has a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in urban planning from Middle Tennessee State University.

Jill Scroggs Silverboard is deputy city manager for Clearwater, Fla. She also has served in management roles for several municipalities...

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