Fifty-nine people have applied for the city manager position in Jefferson.
John Ward recently resigned as city manager to take a position in Boone, N.C. Assistant city manager Priscilla Murphy is serving as interim city manager.
Mayor Roy Plott announced at the city council meeting Monday night that the deadline for applying for the position was Friday and that 59 are seeking the position.
A search committee will reportedly review the applicants and narrow the list down for the council to consider.
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