The Ankeny City Council has narrowed a field of 47 applicants to fill its vacant city manager position. On Monday evening, the council voted for the six finalists from a list of the top 10 candidates. They are Gary Greer, city manager, Farmers Branch, Texas; David Jones, county administrator, Polk County, Iowa; Craig Malin, city administrator, Davenport, Iowa; William Malinen, city manager, Roseville, Minn.; Cole O'Donnell, city administrator, East Moline, Ill.; and John Prescott, city manager, Vermillion, S.D.  Ankeny residents are invited to meet the candidates at a public reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 at the Pinnacle Club at Otter Creek. A public interview session with the finalists will be held Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 410 W. First St.