Portage City Manager

6:51 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Portage City Council Hires Acting City Manager

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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.
6:06 am
Thu May 1, 2014

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

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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

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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.
WMUK News
9:43 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Seventeen Apply to Portage Acting Manager Job

The Portage City Council meets on April 15, 2014
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Portage city officials say 17 people have applied to become the next acting city manager. The acting manager would fill the position until Portage finds a permanent manager, hopefully this fall according to Mayor Pro Tem Jim Pearson.

Pearson says council members tentatively plan to discuss the applications for acting manager at a special meeting April 21st. He adds that the council hopes to vote on a candidate in May and have that person start no later than June.

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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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