Oak Ridge’s search for a new city manager continues with meeting of finalists next month

The Oak Ridge City Council is expected to make its choice for a new city manager at a special meeting set for 4 pm August 18th.

For about four and a half hours Monday and Tuesday nights, Oak Ridge City Council members questioned six candidates seeking to be the city’s new city manager.

On August 2, the council in a special meeting will narrow the list of six further and schedule two days for those finalists to come to Oak Ridge for in-person interviews with the council, meetings with the heads of city departments and one or two meetings with the public. The council discussed the matter Tuesday night and said the number of finalists they select will be decided at the August 2nd meeting. The council could not meet sooner than August 2nd because of conflicts in scheduling among the city’s seven council members. Because of candidates’ schedules, in addition to council’s schedules, two days in the August 15-17 period will be picked for the finalists to visit Oak Ridge. Both meetings will be held in the Municipal Building.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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