Friday evening, beginning at 5:45 at the Pueblo Convention Center, residents will be able to meet and greet the three candidates who want to take over the helm of administrative leadership of the community. They are Sam Azad, Finance Director for the City of Pueblo; James Palenick, Interim Town Manager for the Toen of Dallas, North Carolina; and Frank Ragan, formerly City Manager for the City of McKinney, Texas. It's been a busy week since the two out of town candidates arrived in town on Tuesday. There have been meetings with Council and Pueblo Department Heads, structured tours, as well as time for the candidates to take a look around town on their own. On Friday, all three will be subject to panel interviews starting at 8:15 with government, civic, and business leaders. That evening, they'll face questions from those who have an equally important stake in how our city grows and progresses, the public. If you cannot attend the meeting, the videotaped meeting will be broadcast on Government Access Channel 17. Check our Facebook page after the meeting for the schedule. "Transparency" is not just a slogan for the City of Pueblo. We work every day to practice it and the city manager meetings are just a part of it.