Candidate in the Portage City Recruitment Recruitment have been nabbed

Candidate in the Portage City Recruitment Recruitment have been nabbed ...

NEWS PORTAGE, MI: A group of five applicants will candid for the city's manager in Portage, according to a news release Thursday.

Joseph LaMargo stepped down as city manager last August as he was relocated to Illinois to live closer to family. Adam Herringa, a deputy city manager, has served as city manager.

The Portage City Council will be interviewed at a special meeting scheduled for between 9 and 3 p.m. April 23. According to the news release, the council hopes to have a public hearing.

The five candidates who have interviewed are according to their interview times:

Andrew Dymczyk, township manager in DeWitt Charter Township, said at 9 a.m.

Jade Smith, the director of municipal services in Canton Township, has been called off 10 a.m.

Patrick McGinnis, the city manager in Grand Haven, is 11 a.m.

13 p.m. Mayor of Gross Pointe, Mayor of Gro Pointe, says: "It's time to look at the city."

Nate Geinzer, city manager in Brighton, was woken at 14 p.m.

According to his resume, Dymczyk worked in his current role in DeWitt Charter Township from 2012 to 2018. He has earned a master of public administration from Oakland University and a master's degree from Central Michigan University.

Smith has been in the role of municipal services director since July 2019. Before that, he served as city administrator in Milan, Michigan, from 2014 to 2019. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Michigan University.

McGinnis has a bachelor's and bachelor's degree in public administration from Michigan State University. He has served as city manager in Grand Haven since 2003. From 1990 to 2003, he served in the same role in West Branch.

Dame served as city manager in Grosse Pointe since 2006. From 2004 to 2006. He has a bachelor's degree in public administration from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

Geinzer has been promoted to Brighton City Manager since 2016. He is currently the head of Double Haul Solutions, a municipal and organizational consulting company in Brighton. His degree includes a master in public administration and a bachelor's degree in social science and history from Eastern Michigan University.

Following these initial interviews, the council intends to narrow the field. A second interview is possible for the candidates selected to move ahead, according to reports.

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