Council makes conditional offer on city administrator

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By Jake Atnip
The Mason Times

The Mason City Council selected a candidate for city administrator position on Nov. 10. If an acceptance is negotiated on the conditional offer, Mason will have a new manager.

City Councilman Jim Mulvaney wrote in an e-mail that a meeting took place between Acting City Administrator Pat Price and the candidate on Nov. 12. This was to negotiate a contract and compensation.

After almost eight hours of interviews and deliberations, the City Council chose Deborah Stuart. She is the Michigan Community Incentives Program Director for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She has worked in government for 12 years and has headed many fundraising programs.

Four candidates interviewed. The council had published a brochure that listed the qualities needed to be the next administrator.

The brochure stated that Mason is looking for a self-confident, honest, open-minded and compassionate leader.

If Stuart accepts, this will be her first city administrator job.

The City Council is expected to announce her acceptance on Monday, Nov. 16, at the council meeting.

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