Current, former city workers among applicants to jobs with mayor-elect McNally

YOUNGSTOWN

About 75 people submitted applications to Youngstown Mayor-elect John McNally IV to serve in his cabinet.

The mayor is allowed to make several key department-head appointments with none having civil-service protection.

The heads of eight departments submitted resumes and letters of interest to McNally to keep their jobs.

Also, several attorneys in the law department — all who have unclassified jobs and are appointed by the mayor — turned in letters of interest asking that McNally retain them.

McNally said he will start meeting with applicants shortly and will have some appointments made by next week.

McNally said he isn’t sure if he’ll hire a chief of staff/secretary. But if he does, it definitely won’t be for a few months.

A number of former department heads and ex-city council members submitted applications, including former Police Chief Jimmy Hughes; Carmen S. Conglose Jr., the former deputy director of public works; former 2nd Ward Councilman Rufus Hudson; and ex-6th Ward Councilman Paul Pancoe.

For the complete story, read Thursday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.

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