By Stephanie Choate
Advertisements for the Williston Recreation Director position drew a grand total of 106 applications.
Town Manager Rick McGuire said he advertised the position nationally and locally, with an Aug. 15 cut off date.
“I’ve already narrowed the field down from 106 to 34 and we are in the process of setting up an interview panel,” he said.
He said the town intends to invite six or seven candidates for interviews in early September and hopes to have a new director in place by November. The interview panel will likely consist of one Selectboard member, a staff member, a Recreation Committee member and someone from the community with a background in parks and recreation.
McGuire said he received 95 responses to an online survey about recreation in town and is in the process of analyzing the responses. The survey feedback will be used to help develop the recreation director role and guidelines for the department.
The recreation director position became vacant in July when longtime director Kevin Finnegan stepped down.