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Wolverine Lake Seeking New Village Administrator

December 8th 2015

Wolverine Lake Seeking New Village Administrator (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Wolverine Lake, MI – After 25 years of service, Village Administrator and Clerk Sharon Miller will be leaving her position with Wolverine Lake. The Michigan Municipal League is working with Wolverine Lake officials in the search for her replacement. According to, the […]

Berkley Public Safety Director to Serve as Interim City Manager

October 19th 2015

Berkley Public Safety Director to Serve as Interim City Manager (City of Berkley Press Release, Oct. 19, 2015) The City of Berkley announces that Public Safety Director Richard Eshman will serve as the Interim City Manager following the October 16th retirement of Jane Bais DiSessa. An ad hoc committee has been appointed to identify candidates […]

City Manager Gets Warm Ferndale Welcome

September 13th 2011

Though she’s only been at the helm less than two months, McGrath has already faced some interesting challenges – including damaging storms with power outages and navigating the State of Michigan’s new policies for revenue sharing.

Reception to Welcome April McGrath, Sept 12

September 5th 2011

Ferndale has a new City Manager, and if you’d like to get to know her some there will be a reception at the Ferndale Public Library on Monday, September 12 from 6-7pm.

City Council Selects New City Manager

June 17th 2011

Council interviewed several candidates over the past few months, and narrowed down their search to April McGrath (Assistant City Manager in Ypsilanti), John Gabor (City Manager of Marine City), and Fred Zorn (Deputy City Manager of Southfield). Ultimately they voted to begin negotiations with…

What Will Wollenweber Do?

January 23rd 2011

Mark Wollenweber is giving up two weeks of basking in the sunshine of Florida, to temporarily handle the municipal administration of Ferndale, in what are certainly the city’s coldest months – literally and politically.

Interim City Manager Interviews Done, Council to Vote on Monday

January 9th 2011

The Ferndale City Council held a special meeting on Jan. 6, 2011 to interview two candidates for Interim City Manager, who is expected to work for approximately six months while a permanent City Manager can be found.

Interim City Manager Candidates to Interview Jan. 6

January 1st 2011

City Manager Bob Bruner will be leaving his position here in Ferndale to take the City Manager position in Birmingham, with his last day being Feb. 11, 2011. Ferndale City Council will be interviewing three candidates to see who will make the best interim City Manager.

Financial Committee Continues…

October 19th 2010

The Financial Committee, made up of 11 residents and 1 businessperson, has been meeting each Wednesday since September 15 to discuss ideas for how the City can get past the $3 million dollar deficit they are facing for Fiscal Year Ending 2012. There is not yet a consensus on what those solutions might be, but they are expected to report their ideas to City Council on November 2….(read more)