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City commissioners learning more about potential City Mgr. candidates
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Kalamazoo City Commissioners concluded a meeting behind closed doors Monday, and left with five potential City Manager candidates.
The list was narrowed from 12 to 5, and Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley was not among them.
Hadley reportedly took his name out of the running, to focus on his department.
The top three vote getters were James Ritsema, George Penn, and Matthew Zimmerman, with 6 votes each.
Just behind them were Rebecca Fleury, with 5 votes, and Jerome Kisscorni with 4 votes.
The recommendations came from Illinois-based search firm Voorhees Associates LLC in searching for the successor to retiring City Manager Ken Collard.
Newschannel 3 first reported last week that Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley is among a group expected to be presented Monday.
The candidates will then be interviewed over two days, starting Thursday, September 26.
Commissioners will then deliberate and vote for their top two candidates on September 30th.