The Portage City Council is set to consider five final candidates for its open city manager seat. Council members plan three interviews for Wednesday and two for Thursday.
The candidates include acting Portage manager Laurence Shaffer, as well as Sturgis city manager Michael Hughes. Two others, David Mackie and Paul Brake, are municipal officials in eastern Michigan. Mary Lou Brown is a city administrator in Nebraska.
Portage has not had a permanent city manager since Maurice Evans retired in April.