After conducting interviews Friday afternoon, Mayor Blake inscore announced the city has made an official offer to Eric Wier to serve as city manager.

Wier, the city’s public works director, has been interim city manager since January when then Interim City Manager Mike Young reached the end of his allowable hours. Young had served in the interim position since May 2017.

The city interviewed two rounds of candidates in 2017, but was unable to find a candidate.

Inscore said Wier was interviewed by the council and a citizen panel, and both agreed he is a suitable candidate.

One of Wier’s first responsibilities will be to hire a new public works director, Inscore said.