DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock has requested the Independent Monitor Screening Committee to reconvene and advance additional candidates for the position from the initial 110 applicant pool.
After conducting a robust public input process, interviews and additional due diligence, the Mayor extended an offer to Julie Ruhlin, one of the three final candidates for the Independent Monitor position.
Ruhlin declined the appointment today citing her desire to remain in her current position serving Los Angeles County.
“I will continue to work with the Screening Committee to move forward on filling this critical position,” Mayor Hancock said. "We will act deliberately, diligently and as expeditiously as possible."
Per city ordinance, the Mayor may request that the Selection Committee reconvene in order to forward additional names. The Committee’s new recommendations will then be forwarded on to the Mayor for consideration.
“From day one, we have worked with this strong and diverse set of community members to find the best and brightest candidate,” Mayor Hancock said. “The Office of the Independent Monitor provides a critical service to our community. We will continue to search for a dynamic leader who shares our vision of improved transparency, accountability and public confidence in our safety departments.”
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