Pete Strazdas

WMUK

Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell and Portage Mayor Peter Strazdas say the cities will continue looking for ways to cooperate, improve service and save money.


"PORTAGE, MI – Portage Mayor Pete Strazdas will seek a sixth term in the November elections. The filing deadline is 4 p.m. July 21 for candidates interested in running for Portage mayor and Portage City Council on Nov. 3. Strazdas is the first to announce." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

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

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Portage City Council has voted to seek applications for acting city manager. That means it’s all but certain the position will not be filled when current city manager Maurice Evans retires April first.

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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