Interim City Manager Eric DeLong
Office of the City Manager
Eric DeLong was selected as Grand Rapids Interim City Manager on January 30, 2018.
Eric DeLong has been with the City of Grand Rapids since May of 1995, first as Assistant City Manager for Public Works, then as Deputy City Manager in 1999, and then as Deputy City Manager/Chief Operating Officer since 2017.
Mr. DeLong coordinates policy and direction for the approximately 580 employee, $310 million, Design Development and Enterprise Systems Service Group, Community Services Group and Administrative Services Group.
Mr. DeLong also directs state and federal legislative activities for the City along with leadership roles in the City’s lean thinking and sustainability initiatives. Mr. DeLong served as a member of the Governor’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission in 2016. He was appointed to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility and the Michigan Trial Court Funding Commission by the Governor in 2017. Mr. DeLong is a member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and has served in local government for over 30 years.
Prior to 1995, Mr. DeLong served as Village Manager of the Village of Spring Lake for 13 years where he was involved in an effort to consolidate the Village of Spring Lake and the City of Ferrysburg.