City Manager Search

Welcome to the City Council City Manager Search web page.  The City Council City Manager Search Subcommittee is comprised of Mayor Jack Blalock, Assistant Mayor Cliff Lazenby, Councilor Nancy Pearson, and Councilor Chris Dwyer.   The City Council is working with GovHR USA to assist it in recruitment of the next City Manager.   Joellen Cademartori, CEO, will be the City's primary contact throughout this process.   

The City Council is reviewing applications for City Manager.  They will interview semi-finalist candidates on October 1st, and select finalists.  On October 2nd, finalists will meet with a stakeholder group and Department Heads. 

A public "Meet and Greet" session with City Manager finalists is scheduled for October 8th, at 7 pm, in City Council Chambers. 

The Candidate Profile used in the search illustrates the desired qualifications and qualities of the future City Manager.  

Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Joellen J. Cademartori, CEO, GovHR USA at 847-380-3238.  Email:

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Subcommittee Meeting Materials