The city is down to four candidates for the vacant senior center director position, which it plans to interview for June 17.
Just as the last time the city hired a senior center director, one of the candidates is the current programming director. The other three all have some connection to nutrition or wellness.
Alasia Wiest has been the senior center’s program director for three years, planning outings, programs and activities. The external candidates are Stephanie Ehle, who has served as the Pregnancy Helpline executive director for the past year and ran her own wellness consulting company for four years before that; Donna Ambrose, the Second Harvest director of partnerships and programs; and Liza Orengo, a human nutrition lab manager for cancer research center Fred Hutchinson.
City officials are holding face-to-face interviews, led by interim city administrator Adam Sayre and human resources coordinator Mitchell Weckerly. The application deadline was May 19, and that week, the city narrowed its applicant pool to 12.
That was about a month after former director Mary Hanson had been asked to resign. Hanson’s resignation, which carried no severance, came after a six-month performance improvement plan related to her handling of personnel issues.
The job carries a salary range of $58,137-$72,801.