City Manager April Lynch Leaving Ferndale for HR Position

City Manager April Lynch Leaving Ferndale for HR Position

(City of Ferndale, Jan. 10, 2019)

FERNDALE, MIAfter more than seven years on the job, Ferndale City Manager April Lynch announced this week that she would be stepping down from her position effective February 28, 2019.

Lynch has accepted a new position with University of Detroit Mercy as Associate Vice President for Human Resources.

“The time I’ve served with the City of Ferndale has been among the most personally and professionally rewarding of my career,” Lynch said. “I believe strongly in our team and I have no doubt that this great city will continue to flourish under the invested leadership team of our Mayor and City Council.”

The list of accomplishments in the City of Ferndale during Lynch’s tenure is a lengthy one, including the organization’s first-ever strategic plan, an ongoing series of improvements throughout the City’s parks system, redevelopment and reinvestment in Ferndale’s downtown and commercial districts, an Early College Program created to inspire minority youth to pursue careers in law enforcement, an innovative new hiring and internal learning process, and more.

“Our accomplishments have truly been team efforts,” Lynch said. “I’m grateful for the privilege of serving our community and working with such a talented group of people.”

Mayor David Coulter reports that he and City Council will begin the process of naming an interim city manager and hiring Lynch’s replacement right away.

“One of my first major decisions as mayor was to support hiring April as our first female city manager, and it’s easily been one of my best,” Coulter said. “She doesn’t seek the limelight, so residents may not be aware of the critical role she’s played in shaping the success we enjoy today. I’m forever grateful for her leadership and wise counsel to me and our city, and confident we have the right team in place to appoint a new leader who will continue Ferndale’s great forward momentum.”

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