Albemarle looking for new city attorney
Published 2:13 pm Monday, July 29, 2019
The City of Albemarle has posted a job opening for a new city attorney.
The city currently employs David Beaver as a contracted attorney, Mayor Ronnie Michael said.
“We’ve never had a full-time city attorney,” Michael said.
The city is busy with many things, including tearing down homes under the abatement program, he said.
“We need a full-time attorney.”
The application period will be open for six weeks. Michael expects it will be at least three months before a qualified candidate emerges.
This is a new process for the city.
“We have to see what kind of applications we’ll get,” Michael said.
While Michael hopes the city will find a candidate with experience (they must have graduated from law school and have two years of practiced law is preferred), the city could train a candidate.
Once Albemarle has a full-time attorney, Beaver would leave his position as contract attorney, Michael said.