Hopkinton Town Manager Norman Khumalo, who recently interviewed for the city manager position in Watertown, also is one of four finalists for city manager in Cambridge.
As previously reported, the majority of Watertown’s City Council indicated a preference for one of the other three finalists during a discussion at a recent meeting, although an official vote has yet to be taken.
Khumalo sent an application to the consulting firm for Cambridge on March 29. In a follow-up communication for semifinalists, he answered some basic questions.
“My cumulative professional experience and success have prepared me well to take on a new challenge working for a larger community, where I will have more responsibility and the chance to make a greater contribution,” Khumalo wrote in response to a question about why he applied to work in Cambridge.
The other Cambridge finalists are Iram Farooq, who serves as assistant city manager for the Community Development Department in Cambridge; Cheryl Watson FIsher, Chelsea’s city solicitor and a partner in the Cambridge based law firm Galluccio & Watson, LLP; and Yi-An Huang, who is the executive director of Boston Medical Center Hospital Clinical Operations.
According to a press release from the City of Cambridge, a Meet the Finalists forum is scheduled for next Tuesday (May 31) from 6-9 p.m., and the City Council will conduct public interviews with the finalists on Wednesday, June 1, beginning at 6 p.m. The City Council is expected to vote to appoint the next city manager during a special City Council meeting on Monday, June 6.