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Carol Mitten named as new candidate for City Manager job

Carol Mitten, who is currently the city administrator for Urbana, Illinois, a job she has held for four years, was announced Wednesday, July 20, as new and only candidate for the post of City Manager, according to a news release.

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City officials have also scheduled a town hall at 7 pm Thursday, July 28, in the Council Chambers of the Morton Civic Center to be moderated by Mayor Daniel Biss. This event, the release said, will be “part of the final decision process.”

Mitten has more than 35 years of “diverse management experience and a deep passion and appreciation for local government and the positive impact it can have on the lives of its citizens,” including serving as “deputy county manager in Arlington County, Virginia, where she oversaw economic development and public works, including transportation and sustainability,” according to the city release.

“She has also served as the executive director for urban affairs and headquarters consolidation in the US Department of Homeland Security.”

Mitten attended the US Naval Academy, and graduated from Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree and a masters degree in business administration.

The Wednesday Town Hall

Those attending can submit questions at the event or online via Zoom. But if you can’t attend, and you will only be able to listen to the recording, you must submit questions online in advance by 5 pm on Wednesday, July 27.

Below are more details for the meeting:
Community members can attend the meeting in person, join via Zoom, or watch live on City Channel 16 and the City’s YouTube channel.

To join via Zoom: Phone, 312-626-6799; webinar ID, 816 4997 6797, and passcode: 450124.

For additional information regarding the city manager search process and final candidate, please call/text 847-448-4311 or simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

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