Friday, January 11, 2013

Finalists for Youth ChalleNGe Director interviewed in Pierce

By Alannah Allbrett

Four final applicants for the National Guard Youth ChaleNGe director’s slot were interviewed in Pierce Jan. 3.

Loren Whitten-Kaboth, Coordinator of the Clearwater Economic Development Program in Orofino, provided an update on the hiring schedule before the program gets underway in Pierce in 2013. The official interviewing and hiring process has begun for the program, starting with the position of Director. Many applications were received for that position, and were narrowed down to 10 applicants and, subsequently, four finalists were chosen.

Major General, Gary L. Sayler, had the four candidates for directorship drive to Pierce for final interviews so they could get a real time taste of what life in the small community might be like. Two of the candidates took extra time to stop into City Hall to meet with staff and ask questions firsthand. Mayor Carmen Syed made herself available during the entire interview process. 

Volunteers needed

Ed Hildebrand, former custodian of Pierce Elementary, has been working at the school, getting things ready for the NGYCP. New lighting fixtures have been installed. Mayor Volunteers are needed to help with cleaning the lighting covers before they can be installed.

Please call city hall for more information: 208-464-2222.

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