Kalamazoo City Commission

10:21 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Hopewell leads all Kalamazoo City Commission candidates in fund raising

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Records show incumbent commissioners have outspent challengers by 2-to-1 margin as of October 20th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell is leading all Kalamazoo City Commission candidates in campaign fundraising for the Nov. 5 election, having raised $16,697 so far in his bid for re-election. Hopewell had $7,652.34 left as carryover from his last campaign, and has spent a total of $11,935.44 in this election cycle, according to pre-election campaign finance reports due at the Kalamazoo County Clerk's office Friday.
8:53 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commissioners approve $137,000 salary for new city manager

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Jim Ritsema will take over for Ken Collard who is retiring
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday approved a contract for incoming city manager Jim Ritsema, who is set to start on Nov. 11. Under the contract, Ritsema's base salary will be $137,000, and will stay at that level until the 2016 budget is prepared.
12:56 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission to consider contract for new city manager Monday night

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Contract includes base salary on $137,000 a year
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will consider approving an employment contract with incoming city manager Jim Ritsema tonight. Ritsema will leave his post as assistant city manager in Battle Creek and start as Kalamazoo city manager on Nov. 11.
WMUK News
6:55 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Assistant Battle Creek city manager picked as new Kalamazoo City Manager

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Emily Monacelli

Kalamazoo City Commissioners have unanimously voted to offer the city manager's job to Assistant Battle Creek City Manager Jim Ritsema. 

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6:36 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kalamazoo City Manager candidates to be interviewed by City Commission Friday

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Finalists made presentations and answered questions on Thursday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Four candidates competing to replace retiring Kalamazoo City Manager Kenneth Collard told about 50 community members reasons why they want to be Kalamazoo's next city manager and answered questions posed to them by attendees on Thursday.

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