August 2, 2017
NEW CITY MANAGER TO START IN SEPTEMBER
The Rockford City Council unanimously approved a contract between the city and Thad Beard at a special city council meeting held on August 2nd. As part of the agreement, Beard will assume the duties of city manager on September 8, 2017. Beard was one of five finalists selected from a field of 31 applicants for the open manager position. His selection took place in July after a day of public interviews. Chief Dave Jones will continue to serve as interim city manager until Beard’s start date.
CITY OF ROCKFORD
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
The Rockford City Council will hold a Special Council Meeting Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of selecting a City Manager and entering into an employment agreement with the individual selected.
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July 20, 2017
CITY OF ROCKFORD SELECTS NEW CITY MANAGER
The Rockford City Council has selected Thad M. Beard to be its next city manager. Beard was one of five candidates selected from a field of 31 applicants for the open manager position. Interviews were conducted at a public hearing Wednesday July 19, 2017. After a robust discussion about the qualities of each of the five candidates, Beard was unanimously approved by the city council. The approval was followed by a motion to offer Beard a conditional offer of employment and to instruct the city labor attorney to begin contract discussions. Thad Beard is currently the city manager in Otsego, Michigan a position he has held for seventeen years. Prior to that Beard was the assistant city manager for the city of Wayland, Michigan. Beard lives in Otsego with his wife Tracy. They have two adult children. No time has been set for Beard to take over the city manager duties; it is expected to take several weeks to make the transition.
CITY OF ROCKFORD
NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING
The Rockford City Council will hold a special meeting in the Council Chambers of Rockford City Hall, 7 S Monroe Street, Rockford, MI 49341, Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 8:30 a.m., for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the City Manager position and possibly making a conditional offer.
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