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News Release

Town of Hilton Head Island to Host Reception and Interview Events for Town Manager Candidates

Release Date: September 19, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618


The Town of Hilton Head Island is hosting two events to give the public an opportunity to meet finalists for the Hilton Head Island Town Manager position.

"We are excited to announce that we’ve narrowed the field of candidates for the Town Manager position to 9 semi-finalists. We will further narrow the field to our finalist candidates early next week. Those candidates will be invited to Hilton Head Island for interviews with Town Council as well as two engagements intended to provide the community with the opportunity to participate," said Hilton Head Island Mayor John McCann.

Those engagements include a community reception at 6 p.m. on September 30 and live streamed interviews with candidates on October 1. These events are subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances or the schedules of candidates.

Due to COVID-19 and concern for the health and safety of Island residents and the Town Manager candidates, the size of the September 30th reception will be limited to around 50 people. In order to give all interested community members an equal opportunity to attend, individuals will be required to register for the event. When the registration period closes, four persons from each Town Council ward will be randomly selected to participate in the reception. The random selection of attendees will be videoed with Hilton Head Island Fire Chief Brad Tadlock drawing the winners. Those 24 people along with Town Council, the candidates and spouses/guests will account for around 50 attendees.

The reception will be held at a venue that will allow for social distancing. Light hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. To register for an opportunity to participate in this event, please fill out the form located on the Town's website at www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov no later than 12 pm, Thursday, September 24. The event is limited to Town of Hilton Head Island residents. Those selected to attend will be notified by email. Comment cards will be available at the event to collect feedback on the candidates.

The public at large can participate in the October 1st live-streamed interviews, which will be conducted using Facebook Live.   Individuals may submit questions for candidates by completing a form available on the Town's website. Some of the most commonly submitted questions will be selected for the candidates to respond to. Following the interviews, community members may provide any feedback they have on the candidates directly to their Town Council representative.

Learn more about the Community Reception and Interview Events

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