The Puyallup City Council on Tuesday narrowed the field of interim city manager candidates to three.
Interviews are planned Monday.
The finalists are: Michael G. Caldwell, who most recently was interim city manager in Medina; William R. McDonald, who retired as city administrator in DuPont in 2010; and Richard A. Zais Jr., the longtime Yakima city manager who retired last year.
The man selected will run city government in the East Pierce community of 37,000 people until a permanent city manager is hired. City Manager Ralph Dannenberg is departing after an apparent breakdown in his relationship with a majority of the council.
The city’s public works director is acting as interim city manager for now. The City Council last week hired Prothman Company, a consulting firm, to coordinate the interim manager search. The council considered seven candidates Tuesday before narrowing the field to three.