The list of 38 city administrator applicants has been whittled down to an elite five by the Storm Lake City Council.
The council met in closed session Tuesday to review the credentials of the best half of the field, as recommended by executive search consultant James Brimeyer. By Wednesday, all five of the council's choices agreed to come to the community to interview for the job.
The candidates are:
* John Call, current city administrator of Fort Madison. Call has previously held administration positions in Eagle Grove and Pocahontas, and has been in Fort Madison since 1995. He is a graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake with a bachelor's degree in political science and economics, and holds a master's degree in public administration, specializing in public finance.
* Scott Flory, current city administrator in Atlantic. Flory has previously held an administration position in Shenandoah, and has been in Atlantic since 1977. He holds a masters degree in urban studies and a BS degree in criminal justice.
* Timothy Hacker, current city administrator of Kewanee, Ill. He was previously a planner with Peoria County, and has been with Kewanee since 1997. He holds a masters degree in public administration and a BS degree in community and regional planning.
* Mark Jackson, current city administrator for Story City. He previously served as an administrator with the city of Homer, Mich. He holds a masters degree in public administration and a BS degree in political science and public administration.
* Alan Johnson, current city administrator of Sheldon. He has previously served in an administration position with Bloomfield, and has been with Sheldon since 1994. He holds a BA degree in public administration.
A reception will be held October 20, 4-5 p.m. at the city hall building, to allow the public to meet all five of the candidates.