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.