The Irving City Council has been working with The Waters Consulting Group, Inc. on the city manager candidate selection process since September. They have narrowed the list to three candidates.

Th candidates are L. Todd Hileman, Glenview, Ill.; Gilbert T. Perales, Irving, Texas; and Steven R. Sarkozy, Bellevue, Wash.

Hileman has more than 20 years of government experience and currently serves as the Village Manager in Glenview, Ill.

Perales has 36 years of government experience and currently serves as Deputy City Manager of Strategic Support for the City of Arlington, Texas.

Sarkozy has 29 years of government experience and most recently served as City Manager for the City of Bellevue, Wash.

All three candidates will attend the Irving State of the City Address on January 16 to meet community leaders. Council will conduct follow-up interviews on Jan. 17.

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