The final six candidates for the post are in Bend for the next couple of days for interviews.
The public will get a chance to meet and greet the candidates as well.
Commisioner Alan Unger is hopeful this time around.
"I'm feeling good. I wish some of these candidates applied last time. Why didn't they? That would have made things easier. And of course Tom Anderson our interim administrator is there doing the job and doing a fine job. So we're continuing to move forward."
The candidate "meet and greet" for the pblic will be Monday afternoon from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Deschutes Services Building on Wall Street.
Several panels will interview the candidates Tuesday.
The six candidates including interim adminsitrator Tom Anderson, two former administrators from Clackamas County, another city manager from Cannon Beach and the final candidates are from Washington State and from South Carolina.