CITY OF MUSKEGON
SPECIAL CITY COMMISSION MEETING
Monday, April 29, 2022 - 2:00 p.m.
Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
In the Commission Chambers, Room 107
Present: Mayor Johnson, Vice Mayor German, Commissioners Ramsey, Gorman,
St.Clair, and Hood
Absent: Commissioner Emory
Request for Qualifications to Hire an Executive Search Firm
This is a request to initiate the process for hiring a city manager by considering whether
to issue a Request for Qualifications to hire an executive search firm.
At the April 29th special meeting, the Commission reviewed the City’s process for hiring
its last city manager in 2013 and decided to follow the same outline for hiring its next
city manager. The City Commission was asked to approve an RFQ for publication,
approve a list of firms and organizations to receive the RFQ, and approve a schedule of
the next steps.
Mayor Ken Johnson, Clerk Ann Meisch, and Counselor John Schrier met recently, and
they submitted the following schedule for consideration:
May 2, 2022 City staff will mail, email, and post on social media sites the RFQ
May 12, 2022 @ 2 pm Proposals from executive search firms are due to the City Clerk
May 13, 2022 Staff will distribute all proposals to all Commissioners
May 20, 2022 at 2 pm City Commission Special Meeting to select a small number of
executive search firms to interview
May 25, 2022 at 4 pm City Commission Special meeting to interview executive search
firms, select executive search firm, authorize Mayor and Clerk to execute agreement
with the Commission’s preferred consultant.
Motion by Commissioner Ramsey, seconded by Commissioner Gorman to
approve and initiate the process to hire an executive search firm as outlined
Roll Call Vote:
Ayes: German, Gorman, St. Clair, Johnson, Hood, Ramsey.
Discussion took place on the hiring of the next Public Safety Director and the
organizational structure of the Public Safety Department. The Commission requested
this item be placed on a future Worksession meeting and an organizational chart as well
as job descriptions of management within the Public Safety Division be provided to the
Motion by Vice Mayor German, seconded by Commissioner St. Clair to adjourn
the meeting at 2:35 pm.
Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk