The list of finalists to replace the retiring Lanny Parish as Diboll's city manager include:
It is possible they may name their final choice as early as next month, Parish
had given Diboll council members more than a year's notice of his
retirement plans at the end of 2006, and the council expressed a desire to have a replacement named well in advance of Parish's departure.
"Having someone already on board would make for an easier transition, and I think that's what the council had in mind," Parish
said.Parish was a longtime city secretary for Diboll before moving up to the city manager's position in the late 1990s.He
originally intended to retire in March 2005 but was persuaded by the council to stay through the end of 2006.
In other action at Tuesday's meeting, council members rejected all bids on selling a Cadillac Escalade that was part of seizure property by the city."The council believed all bids we received were too low," Parish