The Economic Development Manager for Sisters says the controversy over his hiring has quieted down. Mac Hay was hired by the City Council for the job, after doing it on a volunteer basis for more than a year. “I think more people are more comfortable hat the City is trying to do and what I’m trying to do. I didn't take it as a personal matter. We all have the best interest of the city at heart. We’ll certainly be going more public.” Hay plans on starting an Economic Advisory Team to get more public input on economic development. He also is talking with about seven companies looking at expanding or moving into the Sisters area. He hopes to be able to make some announcements in the next six months.