Maurice Evans

WMUK News
11:37 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Portage Picks Deputy Acting City Manager

Members of the Portage City Council discuss the search for a permanent city manager.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

WMUK's Sehvilla Mann reports on Portage's city manager situation

The City of Portage will go at least a couple of weeks without an acting city manager when Maurice Evans retires April 1. 

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9:05 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Portage Council Sets Meeting on Appointment of Acting City Manager

Deputy City Manager Brian Bowling at the March 11 Portage City Council Meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Portage City Council will hold a special meeting next week to consider the appointment of an acting city manager. Current Portage manager Maurice Evans will retire on April first, and by law the city must appoint a successor within 30 days.

Mayor Pete Strazdas has recommended the appointment of current deputy city manager Brian Bowling. Several council members said they need more time to consider the proposal.

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11:16 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Portage Council Considers Next Steps in City Manager Search

Maurice Evans, left, listens to a citizen comment at the Portage City Council's Feb. 11, 2014 meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Portage City Council members say they hope to decide soon how they’ll select the city’s next manager. Maurice Evans announced his retirement on Monday after eight years at the post.

At the city council’s meeting yesterday, Mayor Pete Strazdas suggested councilors weigh different approaches with the hope of approving one at their next meeting. He says the first step is for members to decide what “qualities” they’re looking for in Evans’ successor. Considerations include whether to hire a search firm to find candidates and a consultant to assist with decision-making.

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6:55 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Portage City Manager Maurice Evans to Retire

Lead in text: 
Evans' last day on the job will be April 1st
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Portage City Manager Maurice Evans will retire in April after eight years leading the city, Mayor Pete Strazdas said in a press release late Monday afternoon. Evans, 62, started working for the city in 2005, after working as Marshall city manager from 1992 to 2005 and in Three Rivers from 1988 to 1992.
7:14 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Portage City Manager receives good review, pay raise

Lead in text: 
Maurice Evans currently has a five year contract with the option of a five year renewal
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage City Manager Maurice Evans continued to receive solid support from the Portage City Council Tuesday night, receiving a good performance review, a one-time $5,000 bonus and a 2.5 percent raise. Evans, who will have served as city manager for eight years this October, was praised following a 15-minute closed-door meeting for his annual performance review.