Scottvllle to consider options for city manager search Tuesday
SCOTTVILLE — Following the announcement of City Manager Amy Williams’ resignation, the Scottville City Commission will hold a special meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to consider a proposal from the Michigan Municipal League to assist with the search for a replacement.
Williams said she has been in communication with Kathie Grinzinger, lead executive recruiter for the municipal league, who will give a proposal for conducting an executive search to find a new city manager.
The consultation is free, because Scottville is a member of the municipal league, but the charge for the actual services is $12,000.
“It’s not cheap, but it’s about $4,000 less than what Ludington paid because it’s based on the size of the city,” Williams said, noting that, in her opinion, the service is well worth the cost.
“They do a lot. They’ll talk to the commission and find out what they’re looking for,” she said. “They’ll engage with the elected officials and staff to get a consensus of the kind of candidate they want and they’ll do a community profile and recruitment brochure, showcasing the best parts of Scottville.
“They’ll also do all the marketing, advertising, social media and do direct recruitment of candidates as well as all pre-screening, reference checks, preliminary interviews and contract negotiations.”
Williams said she urged the city’s personnel and finance committee Thursday morning to start the process of finding a replacement as soon as possible.
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