Helena officials announce city manager candidate interview schedule


The city of Helena is scheduled to conduct public interviews of finalists for the long-vacant position of city manager Tuesday and Wednesday, officials stated in a news release.

The three finalists, current interim City Manager Tim Burton, Clifford Strachan of South Jordan, Utah, and Michael Thomas of Amity, Oregon, are set to interview with members of Helena Citizens’ Council (HCC), city leadership and Helena City Commissioners over the two days.

All of the interviews will be held as public meetings. Those interested can also participate remotely via Zoom.

The candidates will first interview HCC representatives at Muni’s Restaurant, 2201 N. Benton Ave., between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Burton will then interview with city leadership and the city commission at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., respectively, on Tuesday.

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Strachan is scheduled to interview with city leadership and the city commission at 5:15 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, on Tuesday.

Thomas will interview with the commission Wednesday at 2 p.m. followed by city leadership at 3:30 p.m.

Interviews conducted by city commissioners and employees will occur at the City-County Building, 316 N. Park Ave., in conference room 326.

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