Calumet’s Village Council completed its Zoom interview round on Wednesday, with four candidates participating in total. You can read about the first night here. The second evening featured a local candidate who has asked to remain anonymous for the time being. The other interviewee was a masters student from Central Michigan University. Christopher Frazer has experience in local government working for the City of Vassar located in Tuscola County of the Lower Peninsula. Frazer’s undergraduate degree is in political science and public and nonprofit administration.
Each of the four interviews between Tuesday and Wednesday were recorded, and will be viewed by council members in the coming days if they were unable to attend a session. Both candidates on the first night said they would be able to begin in October, but that timeline can’t happen until a final selection is made. The two best applicants will be asked to attend an in-person interview for the final round of the process.
Council President Pro Tem Rob Tarvis says that from his previous experience as an administrator with the village, he knows the position cannot stay open too long before things start to slip through the cracks. Tarvis is pushing for a resolution as quickly as is prudent. Calumet used Stang Decision Systems to collate and narrow down a list of initial applicants. Tarvis has nothing but great things to say about the firm. Other municipalities in the area will be using Stang soon for staffing decisions.