New City Manager Chuck Dobbins
January 16, 2008 — The City Council has hired Chuck Dobbins to be the new City Manager. His first day will be in mid-February.
The City Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of the City, reporting to the Mayor and City Council. The City Manager carries out the direction, policies and actions of the City Council and is responsible for the effective and efficient provision of City services and programs.
All City department heads and staff report to the City Manager. The City Manager is responsible for preparing the annual budget, representing the City relative to County and intergovernmental relations, and represents the City in dealing with personnel issues and negotiations.
Mr. Dobbins attended the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government and earned his Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University. He is an ICMA Credentialed Manager.