McDaniel finalist for Fort Worth manager: He is among 4 in running for job in city he considers his hometown

Published on Friday, 14 February 2014 16:11 - Written by Brian Pearson and Kelly Gooch, Staff Writers

Tyler City Manager Mark McDaniel is among four finalists for the Fort Worth city manager’s position, according to the city of Fort Worth’s web site.

The finalists will be interviewed again Feb. 25, the web site states.

The search for the Forth Worth city manager position started Oct. 16, 2013, after now-City Manager Tom Higgins, who has held the position for three years, announced his retirement.

Higgins is serving until his replacement is found.

McDaniel has been Tyler’s city manager since January 2009 and has been with five cities during his 27-year career.

Other finalists for the Fort Worth job are:

Milton Dohoney, former city manager of Cincinnati.

Craig Malin, city administrator of Davenport, Iowa, since 2001.

Joyce Wilson, who has 25 years of government experience at senior and executive levels, and was appointed El Paso's first city manager in 2004.

A full story on McDaniel’s possible departure is in the works.