Well, I knew some folks would come crawling out of the woodwork for this one, to become tax collection head honcho. Course it doesn't hurt that the job pays $113K in folding paper, either. Heh.
Anyhoo, we're now up to 17 applicants. You can check out the names, right smack here. The most well-known of the new batch is Craig Leuthold.
Craig, a former Knox County commissioner, spent 16 years in the Trustee's Office before moving over to the property assessor's department in 2010. He most recently served as chairman of the Knox County Charter Review Committee, and to his credit did a pretty good job. (Hey, I can say that - I sat in almost every one of those suckers.)
As noted, yesterday, right smack here, there are a number of good candidates. And, as I recall, folks can still turn in applications up until noon on Monday.
The commission at 1 p.m. will then hold brief interviews with folks and make a final decision the following Monday during the regular monthly voting meeting. Whoever is selected will serve until the end of August 2014 (unless he or she wins the election).