City of Muskegon
Special City Commission Meeting
July 23, 2012
City Commission Chambers
Present: Commissioners Gawron, Hood, Wierengo, German, Turnquist, and Spataro.
Interviews for Vacant At-Large City Commission Seat.
The City Commission accepted letters of interest from residents interested in filling the vacant
seat of the At-Large City Commission seat that expires December 31, 2013.
All interested candidates were interviewed. They are as follows: Bill Larson (5:30 p.m.), Chris
Cater (5:50 p.m.), Ruby Clark (6:00 p.m.), Lea Markowski (6:30 p.m.), Dyllon Hock (6:45 p.m.),
Kevin Yeck (7:05 p.m.), and Hugh Kallen (7:30 p.m.).
City Manager, Bryon Mazade asked the following questions on behalf of the City Commission:
Please provide the City Commission with your background as it relates to the position of
Why do you want to be a City Commissioner?
What do you believe should be the goals/priorities for the City of Muskegon? What
would be the best way to accomplish them?
What types of community involvement have you participated in?
Mayor Gawron gave the City Commissioners the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates.
After interviews were completed, the City Commission was allowed to vote for their top three
choices. They were scored as follows: first choice - 3, second choice – 2, third choice – 1.
The results were as follows:
Markowski – 13
Carter – 6
Kallen – 6
Yeck – 2
Hock – 2
Larson – 1
Clark – 1
This item has been placed on the July 24, 2012 City Commission Meeting for consideration by
Motion by Commissioner Hood, seconded by Commissioner Spataro to adjourn the
meeting at 8:20 p.m.
Ann Marie Cummings, MMC