CITY OF NEWPORT INTERVIEWS TWO CANDIDATES FOR POSITION OF CITY ATTORNEY
On Friday, February 7th, the Newport City Council interviewed two candidates for the vacant position of City Attorney. The candidates are two veteran local attorneys David Allen and Joseph Allison, both from Newport. Allen is a long time member of the Newport City Council.
Both candidates participated in a full day of interviews that included three panels comprised of the City Council, department heads, and veteran local and regional attorneys. The interviews were followed by a writing assessment.
The Newport City Council will proceed with the selection process during a private executive session scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
The position became vacant after the resignation and untimely passing of former City Attorney Steve Rich in October of 2019. In the interim, the city has been using outside contract legal services.