The Emporia Senior Center Board is closer to hiring a new director and administrative assistant.
Board members met Friday to interview an unlisted number of candidates. They have a special meeting planned for 3 pm Wednesday.
The board is looking to replace Susan Riley, who is now the nursing home administrator at AmeriCare in Eureka after serving as the Emporia center director the past dozen years.
Eight candidates applied in total. With several candidates applying for both the director and administrative assistant position, board members have not ruled out hiring one person for both posts.