Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Five Administrator Candidates Remain.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

* Interviews planned for next week; city won't release list of finalists

Rio Rancho may have a new administrator by the end of the month.

Five candidates for the position are scheduled to be interviewed June 19-20, according to city officials.

The city has whittled down about 80 applicants for the position to five, said Steven Meilleur, director of the city's Human Resources Department, last week.

Despite the fact that 75 candidates have been eliminated during the six-month search, the city refuses to release the list of finalists to the public.

A formal request for the list of candidates scheduled to be interviewed by the city was submitted by the Albuquerque Journal on Friday and was denied by the city Tuesday. …

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