By Jane Smith
Four men will be interviewed on June 7 and 8 to become the permanent city manager of Delray Beach.
The candidates are Michael Bornstein, city manager of Lake Worth Beach and former town manager of Lantana; Terrence Moore, ex-city manager of College Park, Georgia; Joseph Napoli, city manager of Cooper City in Broward County and one of the Delray Beach city manager finalists in 2019 that led to the selection of since-terminated George Gretsas; and Leonard Sossamon, Port Richey interim manager who was fired in August 2019 as administrator of Hernando County, just north of Tampa.
They have a packed two-day schedule in Delray Beach.
On June 7, their day begins at 9 a.m. with a tour of the city with select department heads. At 11:30 the candidates will have lunch with all department heads. City commissioners are invited to attend.
At 1:30 p.m., the candidates will have one-on-one interviews with each commissioner and a citizen panel. Each commissioner selected two Delray Beach residents for the panel.
On June 8, the public and city employees are invited to meet the candidates in City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 10.
At 10 the City Commission will interview each candidate for 45 minutes in the chambers. The interviews are open to the public.
The commission has a regular meeting scheduled to start at 4 p.m. on June 8. If a majority of commissioners agree on one candidate, the new city manager will be selected during that meeting.