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Carroll County Electric Department Board to conduct interviews for general manager position

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MAKING PLANS – Carroll County Electric Department Board chairman Terry Howell discusses plans for choosing and hiring a new general manager during the April 28 meeting.

The Carroll County Electric Department (CCED) Board will soon be starting interviews for the job of general manager.

The board started accepting applications for the job after longtime general manager Danny Brawner announced his upcoming retirement during the March 24 board meeting.

During the April 28 board meeting, board chairman Terry Howell informed the board that nine applicants for the position submitted resumes before the April 27 deadline, including two applicants from inside the CCED and seven from outside the company.

Howell said that board members should look over the resumes and then get together in a special meeting to discuss the applicants and narrow the field down to four or five of the best candidates and then set aside a day to conduct the interviews. The board agreed to meet on May 9 at 9 a.m. at the CCED for that purpose.

Howell suggested that, in addition to the technical and fiscal management skills required for the job, they should also look for a candidate with good people, managerial, and problem solving skills, as well as a good work ethic and a willingness to learn and change.

Brawner advised the board that CCED manager of operations Mike Williams has recently announced his upcoming retirement after 45 years with the company.

Brawner has been with the CCED for nearly 43 years and has served as general manager since 2014.

A retirement luncheon for both Brawner and Williams will be held on June 2 at the Colonial Tea Room in Huntingdon.

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