Kalamazoo County

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Kalamazoo County Commission has left off searching for a permanent administrator for now. Instead, Deputy Administrator John Faul will fill the county’s top appointed role indefinitely.

Faul’s appointment comes after the departure earlier this month of former administrator Terrence Neuzil, who resigned after just a few months on the job. Staff members alleged that Neuzil made comments to female employees that could lead to an unequal work place. An investigation ended without a conclusion when Neuzil resigned.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo County has shed some light on former administrator Terrence Neuzil’s departure, releasing records that detail claims about inappropriate comments Neuzil is said to have made to and about female staff.

Neuzil resigned on Tuesday less than four months after the county hired him. He released an email statement Thursday calling the allegations a “false” and “malicious” attack.

Gordon Evans / WMUK

Update - Thursday afternoon: Kalamazoo County Corporate Counsel Thom Canny has confirmed that Kalamazoo County Administrator Terrence Neuzil is on paid leave.

If the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners voted to put new county administrator Terrence Neuzil on paid leave Tuesday night, it did not announce that decision publicly.


An online petition calls on Kalamazoo County, the city of Kalamazoo and the state of Michigan to divest any public funds from gun and ammunition manufacturers. 

Gordon Evans / WMUK

Kalamazoo County spent more than a year looking for an administrator after Peter Battani left in October 2014.  After two searches, the Board of Commissioners voted to hire Terrence Neuzil, who was previously an elected supervisor in Johnson County, Iowa. Neuzil, now on the job just over a month, spoke with WMUK’s WestSouthwest about how he’ll approach the county’s top executive role.