Portage city Council

10:10 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Portage to Interview Six for City Manager

Names of the candidates have not been discosed
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The list of candidates for Portage city manager has been narrowed to six. The Portage City Council on Tuesday short-listed the 10 under consideration to a half dozen and each will have extensive background checks by Slavin Management Consultants, of Norcross, Ga., the council's search firm.
6:51 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Portage City Council Hires Acting City Manager

Laurence Shaffer has committed to working for at least six months in Portage
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage has a new acting city manager and an executive search firm to find the permanent city manager by this fall. Laurence Shaffer, of Mount Pleasant, the former Jackson city manager and former town manager of Amherst.
2:37 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Hearing on Proposed Portage Budget Set for Tuesday

Slight increase in millage included 2014-15 spending plan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The public will have a chance to comment on the proposed Portage 2014-15 budget at a 7:30 p.m. hearing Tuesday at Portage City Hall. The Portage City Council has been going over the proposed budget blueprint and will take comments along with approving a Truth in Taxation resolution that establishes a millage rate, which in this case will not exceed .0789 mills above the city's base millage rate.
6:06 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Former Jackson City Manager is Leading Candidate to Become Acting Portage Manager

Portage city council members want to make a decision at their May 13th meeting
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The former city manager of Jackson is the leading candidate to be named acting city manager of Portage. Lawrence Shaffer, of Mount Pleasant, who was also former town manager of Amherst, Mass., is the preferred acting city manager candidate of the Portage City Council following two days of interviews with four people that ended Wednesday.
6:09 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Five to be Interviewed for Acting Portage City Manager Next Week

City Manager Maurice Evans retired April 1st, Deputy Manager Brian Bowling stepped down April 4th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Five people, two from out of state, will be interviewed next week for Portage acting city manager. The Portage City Council Monday night narrowed down a list of 18 applicants to the five finalists who will face council questions.