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File #: 21-1072    Version: 1 Name: 6/7/21 Amy Cell Talent to Assist in Search Process for City Attorney
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/7/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2021 Final action: 6/7/2021
Enactment date: 6/7/2021 Enactment #: R-21-208
Title: Resolution Authorizing Amy Cell Talent to Assist in the Search Process For The Position of City Attorney (NTE $25,000)


Resolution Authorizing Amy Cell Talent to Assist in the Search Process For The Position of City Attorney (NTE $25,000)


This memorandum and resolution request approval of a contract with Amy Cell Talent for recruitment services for the City Attorney.


Budget/Fiscal Impact:  Funds are budgeted in the FY22 City Attorney’s Office budget.


Prepared by:                       Stephen K. Postema, City Attorney

Reviewed by:                       Stephen K. Postema, City Attorney

Approved by:                     Tom Crawford, City Administrator


Whereas, The Charter of the City of Ann Arbor requires the City Council to hire the position of City Attorney;


Whereas, City Attorney Postema has been employed by the City since April 2003;


Whereas, On January 4, 2021, the City Attorney provided notice of an intent to retire from the position in 2022;


Whereas, The City Attorney has given a target date of retirement of April 30, 2022 to the City Administration Committee;


Whereas, The search for a replacement may take significant time and effort;


Whereas, The Council Administration Committee has unanimously recommended that search consultant Amy Cell Talent propose a timeline and procedure for the search and assist the Council Administration Committee and the City Council in conducting the search for City Attorney;


Whereas, The competitive search process is important to ensure that the Attorney selected for the position has been fully and fairly evaluated in a transparent manner;


RESOLVED, That Amy Cell Talent be authorized to conduct the search for the City Attorney;


RESOLVED, That the City Administrator is authorized to approve a contract under $25,000 for this search; and


RESOLVED, That a proposed timeline, process, and salary range be brought back to the City Council for approval upon the recommendation of the Council Administration Committee.