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Bethel City Council To Interview Three Finalists For City Manager

Jan 8, 2020

Bethel City Council will interview three finalists for the city manager position on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.
Credit City of Bethel

The City of Bethel has another batch of finalists to review for the city manager position. The Bethel City Council will meet Jan. 9 to interview the latest candidates turned up by the city’s executive search firm.

Last October, the council interviewed and then rejected two city manager candidates after finding previous allegations of inappropriate behavior. The search firm, GovHR, found another batch of candidates.

One of the candidates is Vincenzo “Vinny” Corazza. He currently works as city engineer for Temple Terrace, Florida with a population of 26,000. He also served a year as city administrator for Nuiqsut, an Alaskan village on the North Slope with a population of 423. Corazza has over two decades of experience in municipal government.

Roger Leonard, another finalist, is a principal executive at a large planning firm in Virginia. He has decades of experience in senior management and working with municipalities. Leonard has also served as a director for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Cynthia Northrop rounds out the list of finalists. Northrop is the assistant executive director of a community planning firm in Dayton, Texas. Northrup served as assistant city manager in Alvin Texas, population 26,000, and as a Denton County Commissioner in Texas.

Bethel residents are welcome to attend the interviews that will be conducted by video conference this Thursday at 6 p.m. inside Bethel City Hall.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated you could potentially meet the next Bethel City Manager. Actually, the interviews will be held via video conference.