Filling the void left by the abrupt resignation of Bill Byrnes about two months ago.
Perry Mayor Emily Ketring says the number of candidates has been narrowed down to six.
The list of 70 applicants was cut by the City Council during a special meeting Tuesday night. Among the candidates vying for city manager: Robert Brown, Jr. and John Singer, both of Perry.
The mayor says a decision is expected shortly after interviews are held November 5.