Genesee County's Manager Selection Committee agreed Thursday on four applicants to succeed County Manager Charles W. Meyer.
The list will be submitted to the County Legislature which will interview the candidates in the next few weeks.
Craig Yunker of Elba, a former Legislature chairman who headed the 10-member committee, declined to name the finalists.
However, he said he was pleased with a large field of applicants, including several local prospects among the 68 who applied for the post.
The committee completed its assignment ahead of schedule, which could mean the new county manager might be named in June instead of July, the original target date.
Meyer left last month for a job as manager of a Minnesota city.