Dothan Mayor Chester Sowell worked over the weekend narrowing down the city manager search.
On Friday, Dothan city commissioners turned in their top five recommendations to the mayor.
Commissioners have been researching resumes of the 53 applicants since the beginning of the month.
Mayor Sowell will sift through the commissioners’ recommendations and narrow them down to five candidates.
The mayor hopes to have interviews with the top finalists within the next two weeks.