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City to hold City Manager interviews


The Cedar Springs City Council met on Monday, June 6, in closed session to choose four more people to interview for the City Manager position. The names were released on Thursday, June 9, after the nominees agreed to be interviewed. However, two of those selected pulled out on Tuesday, June 14.

The interviews will be held at Cedar Springs City Hall on Friday, June 17. There is a possibility that two more candidates will be added to take the place of the ones who pulled out. The ones currently interviewing will be:

12:30 p.m. Michael Womack, Executive Intern, Village of Lake Orion, MI; Graduate Assistant, City of Eastpointe, MI; Attorney, Womack & Womack P.C.

2:00 p.m. Nancy Stoddard, Tax Collector, City of Wyoming, MI

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Cedar Springs to hold City Manager interviews 

N-City-logo-webThis is a reminder to citizens of Cedar Springs that the Cedar Springs City Council will be holding interviews on Monday, May 9, to select a candidate to replace former City Manager Thad Taylor. These interviews are open to the public and will be held at Cedar Springs City Hall.

They will interview five candidates starting at 9 a.m., with their last interview scheduled for 3:30 p.m. After the last interview, they will break for dinner, then come back and narrow it down to their top candidate that evening.

The following individuals were chosen from a pool of 45 candidates:

9:00 a.m. Steven Buter, Budget & Management Analyst for the City of Greensboro, NC

10:30 a.m.  Andrew Potter, Downtown Development Authority Executive Director/Main Street Manager, Holly MI

12:30 p.m.  Kurt Perron, Veterans Service Community Coordinator, Altatum Institute, Ann Arbor, MI, self-employed contract investigator for MSM Security Services LLC, San Antonio, TX and former Village Manager of Baraga, MI

2:00 p.m.  Michael Burns, Assistant City Manager, Fenton, MI

3:30 p.m.  Richard Marsh, Jr., former City Manager, Inkster, MI

The Michigan Municipal League has been conducting the City Manager search. Clerk Linda Christensen has been doing double duty as both the City Clerk and City Manager since Taylor left last November for a job in Manistee.

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Fire Chief interviews set

For any of the public wishing to attend the interviews for the City of Cedar Springs Fire Chief position, they will be held on Monday, March 26 in City Council Chambers. Applicants include John VanderMey, who will be interviewed at 9 a.m.; current deputy chief Marty Fraser, at 10 a.m.; and Jerry Wineland at 11 a.m.

City Police Chief Roger Parent has been the interim fire chief since former chief Jerry Gross Sr. stepped down last year. One of the items accomplished while Parent was in command was the completion of a booklet of standard operating guidelines, which was recommended under the fire department audit last year.


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