Cheryl Harrison-Lee

Cheryl Harrison-Lee

Cheryl Harrison-Lee, Gardner city administrator, has been named one of three top finalists for the Lawrence city manager position, according to an article in the Lawrence Journal World. She has been in Gardner since 2012.
Harrison-Lee started her career in municipal government in 1984 in Gainesville, Fla. She earned degrees from the University of Florida and Universaity of South Carolina and has served in the local governments of Orlando, Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach — all in Florida.
According to the LJ article Lawrence Mayor Mike Amyx said that three names rose to the top of the application list including Harrison-Lee. Other finalists finalists are: Roderick “Rod” Bremby of Glastonbury, Conn.; and Thomas “Tom” Markus of Iowa City, Iowa.
Bremby is a commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Social Services and Markus is the city manager of Iowa City.
“I can’t say enough about the really, really good people who have opted to step up and ask to go through the process,” Mayor Mike Amyx is quoted in th LJ World article as saying. “We had quite a bit of discussion, and there are truly three names that rose to the top.”
Arrangements will be made for the finalists to come to Lawrence for final interviews.
Finalists will meet with department directors and city manager staff and take a tour of city facilities on Thursday, Dec. 17 and there will be a public reception for Lawrence residents to meet the candidates.
The following day, Dec. 18, city commissioners will hold final interviews with the candidates in a closed executive session.
It’s not yet sure when a new city manager will be selected.
This story will be updated as the information becomes available.