Fire Chief candidates to participate in assessment center

The search for Garden City’s next Fire Chief continues. Four candidates will take part in an assessment center next week. The assessment center will provide opportunities for City Staff and several community partners to assess an applicant’s skills, abilities and suitability for the specific job.
The assessment center will be held on November 1st. The City is looking for interested community members to take part in a presentation portion of the assessment center. Candidates will present on a topic relevant to the community in this session. The presentations will be held in the Finnup Center at Lee Richardson Zoo. Community members are encouraged to attend. The schedule is as follows:
• 8:30 am – Glenn Bahde, Columbus, Georgia Fire EMS
• 9:45 am – William Shank, previous Campbell County, Wyoming Fire Department
• 2:45 pm – Richard Collins, Garden City Fire Department
• 4:00 pm – William Beaty, Springfield, Illinois Fire Department
The City received 23 applications for the Fire Chief position. All were reviewed to determine if applicants could meet the minimum education and experience requirements. Seven applicants were selected to take part in initial phone interviews. Four were then chosen to take part in the assessment center and are considered “finalists” for the position.
Those interested in participating in the Fire Chief assessment center are asked to RSVP to the Human Resources Department at or 620-276-1175.