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Public invited to Welcoming Receptions for City Manager candidates

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Stephen Rasmussen Stephen Rasmussen
Randy Wetmore, withdrew his application for this position Randy Wetmore, withdrew his application for this position
Dean Kruithof Dean Kruithof
Sam Anselm Sam Anselm
Joplin, MO - Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert and members of the City Council invite the public to join in a Welcoming Reception to meet the candidates for the Joplin City Manager's position. The reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24 in the Main Lobby of Joplin City Hall, 602 South Main. There will be an introduction of the candidates at approximately 5:15 p.m. Candidates participating in this reception are Sam Anselm of Joplin, Mo., and Stephen Rasmussen from Jefferson City, Mo. Randy Wetmore of Marshalltown, Iowa has withdrawn his application for this position.  

Prior to the reception, the candidates will be provided a driving tour of Joplin, including City facilities and parks, corporations, schools and other areas. Media will also have the opportunity to meet and interview the candidates during a session scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24. Council will conduct the interview portion of their visit on Saturday, October 25.

A third candidate, Dean Kruithof from Bentonville, Ark., will visit Joplin on Saturday, November 1, due to conflicts in his schedule for the October weekend. The community reception to meet Kruithof is set for 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at City Hall.

He will meet with the news media from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and also have a driving tour of the City, with his interview with Council held later that day.

To RSVP for the reception, please contact Vicki Coots at 417-624-0820, ext. 201 or email her at vcoots@joplinmo.org

(10/14) Joplin Mayor Mike Seibert and members of the City Council are pleased to announce that four candidates have been selected as finalists for the position of City Manager and have been invited for an interview with the City Council. Candidates include Sam Anselm of Joplin, Mo., Dean Kruithof from Bentonville, Ark., Stephen Rasmussen from Jefferson City, Mo., and Randy Wetmore of Marshalltown, Iowa. A brief biography of each candidate is included with this release. More than 40 applications were received in the search process.


Three candidates will be in Joplin on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, with one of the candidate's visit taking place on Saturday, November 1, due to conflicts in his schedule for the October weekend.

Three of the City Council interviews are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25. On Friday, Oct. 24, these candidates will be provided a driving tour of Joplin, including City facilities and parks, corporations, schools and other areas. In addition, a community reception will be held during Friday afternoon. Arrangements for the community reception and other activities are currently being finalized and will be announced in coming days. Media will also have the opportunity to meet and interview the candidates during a session on Friday, October 24, which is tentatively scheduled for mid-afternoon.

The fourth candidate will be hosted to these events during his visit on Saturday, Nov. 1. Media will be able to meet with the fourth candidate during mid-morning, and a community reception will follow that session, with the Council interview taking place in the afternoon.

Details about these visits will be announced as the schedule is finalized with the candidates.

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