AUSTIN, Texas — The list for Austin City Manager has been narrowed down to two finalists.

After a long executive session Thursday, the search firm recommended Spencer Cronk and Howard Lazarus for the final round of interviews.

Cronk is currently the Minneapolis City Administrator and Lazarus is the City Manager in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Lazarus left Austin last year, but spent several years leading Austin's Public Works Department.

A public interview is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Austin Convention Center.

A final decision will be made by Dec 19.