Portage city Council

1:38 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Finalist for Portage City Manager Withdraws

Two finalists remain in contention
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - A finalist for Portage city manager has withdrawn his name from contention, but an Oct. 20 session to allow the public to meet and question the remaining two candidates is still on. Michael Hughes, Sturgis city manager since 2005 and one of three finalists for Portage city manager, informed the city's search consultant Monday that he was withdrawing his name.
1:07 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Still No Decision on Permanent Portage Manager

Portage Acting City Manager Laurence Shaffer, center, at Tuesday's meeting.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Portage City Council will not take further action on a complaint brought by a city employee against Acting City Manager Laurence Shaffer. Shaffer is one of three finalists for the permanent city manager job. The complaint, which became public at a council meeting last night, alleges that Shaffer made an inappropriate remark to the employee at city hall a few weeks ago.

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7:24 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Portage to Narrow City Manager Field This Week

Interviews last week focused on taxes, economic development and intergovernmental cooperation
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Five candidates looking to be Portage's next city manager all are experienced in local government and have plenty of ideas for how Portage can foster economic development and grow the city's tax base.
6:04 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Portage City Council to Decide Finalists at Tuesday Meeting

Interviews with candidates were completed on Thursday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The Portage City Council is expected to narrow down its list of city manager finalists to one or two at Tuesday's regular meeting. Following interviews Wednesday with three candidates, the remaining two candidates were interviewed Thursday.
7:27 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Interviews With Portage City Manager Candidates Set for Next Week

Public can submit questions for the candidates
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The Portage City Council expects to interview six "well qualified" candidates for city manager on Sept. 17-18. Portage Mayor Pro-tem Jim Pearson said Tuesday that "We've narrowed the list down to six well-qualified finalists with the names to be announced in the next few days."