Vetting Process Underway for Vernal City Manager Applicants

After several hard working decades of serving as the Vernal City Manager, a summer retirement for a well known public official is in sight. Ken Bassett officially announced his plans for retirement during a City Council meeting last August with the intent to complete his time as City Manager in June 2017. During the meeting, the minimum recommended requirements were discussed and included a 4-year degree from a recognized college or university in Public Administration or a related field as well as at least 5 years of related work experience including 3 years in a supervisory capacity.

The job announcement was posted in the fall and in the last month the Mayor and hiring committee have narrowed down the pool of applicants. Interviews with the Mayor and full City Council are scheduled to begin next week and a final announcement is expected to be made by the middle of March. The new City Manager is anticipated to begin in the position in the month of April providing for several months of side-by-side training with Mr. Bassett. 


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.