The list of eight candidates to become the first Downtown Investment Authority has been trimmed to four.
The final four, along with their budget and staff levels, where provided, are:
• James Edwards, executive director, Charleston Urban Renewal Authority, Charleston, W.V. His budget is $700,000 with a staff of three.
• Kevin Hanna, director of real estate development for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority in New Orleans. His budget is $850,000 with a staff of eight.
• Michael Maher, founding director of Charleston Civic Design Center. His budget is $200,000 with a staff of one.
• Aundra Wallace, executive director of the Detroit Land Bank Authority in Detroit. His budget is $1.5 million with a staff of 10.
The four will be interviewed by Downtown Investment Authority board members in Jacksonville over the next two weeks for position.