The process for hiring a director for the Barry County Animal Shelter continues, with initial candidates being considered for interviews by the county commission.
County Administrator Michael Brown, who is also department head of the shelter, reported Tuesday he has received 23 applications for the post.
Brown has reviewed the applicants for educational experience and job duties required and said Tuesday that he will meet with Commissioner David Jackson for him to also review the candidates. Jackson represents the county commission on the Barry County Animal Shelter Oversight Board.
They will “determine a few quality applicants and recommend interviews with the board,” Brown said.
The shelter has been without director since the third week in April when Billie Jo Hartwell, director since July, 2015, was fired after being charged with acts of misconduct at the shelter.