The DCOA Spent $45,000 on executive search firm to hire new CEO

The DCOA Spends $45,000 on executive search firm to hire new CEO

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Some Abilene residents are upset with city administrators.

The Development Corporation of Abilene  or CDC is spending $45,000 of your tax money to pay for something many residents said is not needed.

The DCOA is spending the money to pay a hiring firm to find a new CEO.

The previous CEO Richard Burdine retired in February and is now working on an interim basis until they hire someone to take his place.

In the mean time he is getting paid more than $15,000 a month.

Burdine said these are the costs that come with trying to bring new economic opportunities to the big country.

Burdine said $45,000 is a lot of money but he said it is actually less than some cities spend.

The DCOA is responsible for bringing new businesses to Abilene and keeping them here.

DCOA is focused on energizing and growing the Abilene economy.

City administrator told us hiring the firm to find someone for the position allows them to be unbiased during the hiring period and pick the best candidate.

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