Board Set to Interview Commissioner Candidates Feb. 26

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Board Set to Interview Commissioner Candidates Feb. 26
The current board (from left): Commissioner Brian Lowen, Commissioner Kathleen Ferguson, Commissioner Evelyn Lloyd, Mayor Tom Stevens, Mayor Pro Tem Jenn Weaver and Commissioner Mark Bell

The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners is considering five candidates for a vacancy on the board and will conduct interviews and take public comment on Feb. 26.

The candidates are Bill Harris, Matt Hughes, Anna Linvill, James Schweitzer and Scott Taylor. A sixth candidate withdrew his application this morning, Feb. 13. The deadline for applications was Sunday, Feb. 11.

The interviews and public comment will take place during the board’s work session this month in the Town Barn, 101 E. Orange St. The work session will start a half hour earlier than usual, at 6:30 p.m., to address business not related to the commissioner selection process. Beginning at 7 p.m., the board will conduct candidate interviews with 30-minute time limits.

After the interviews, the board will take a half hour of public comment on the candidates. The board plans to determine that evening whether it has sufficient information to make a decision at its March 12 meeting or whether a special meeting for a second round of interviews is needed on March 5.

In addition to taking public comment on Feb. 26, the board welcomes public comment online. The candidates’ applications as well as a timeline for the appointment process is available on the Commissioner Search page on the town’s website.

The board vacancy is being created by the resignation of Commissioner Brian Lowen, effective March 26. The term of the appointment for the new commissioner will be April 2018 through December 2019.

Those with questions about the process may contact Human Resources Director and Town Clerk Katherine Cathey by email or phone at 919-296-9441.