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GA board set to interview hopefuls today

January 17, 2014

BY JUSTIN MINYARD
news@dailytimesleader.com

Since former West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance (GA) Director Cynthia Wilson’s dismissal last month, the GA board has been on the hunt to fill the position. That goal is coming to fruition.
Advertising for the position ceased on Jan. 10, which simultaneously served as the deadline for resume submissions.
Dwight Dyess, GA board president, said the board had received three resumes by the time the clock struck deadline.
Although Dyess didn’t go into detail about who out of the three were the most viable thus far, he said the board will conduct interviews with all three applicants today.
“We’re looking for someone who has plenty of energy, initiative and works well with others — especially volunteers,” Dyess said. “(This job) requires a lot more hours than an 8-5 (job).”
Dyess said the ideal director would have a willingness to accommodate GA affairs in his or her schedule considering the latter statement.
But the new director will have to be prepared to adapt to all types of situations that might present themselves even with little forewarning, Dyess said.
“It’s not an easy job, because there is a varied skill set necessary by the person that is the director,” Dyess said. “They have to do so many things well.”

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