City Manager Search

The City Commission continues its search for a new City Manager

The last round of interviews for potential candidates was conducted on February 6, 2018. After careful deliberation, the Commission decided to reopen the position to more applicants to make sure we get the best possible candidates. 

Want to know where we're at in the process of hiring our new City Manager? We'll keep you posted here with information on updates, finalists, and upcoming community events.

We’ve put together these FAQs to make sure you’re in the know as the City Commission gets ready to select a new City Manager. 

Frequently Asked Questions

During the most recent City Manager search, we sent out a public survey to discover the qualities and traits you want to see in our City Manager. We received nearly 1,000 responses. For a summary of the responses, visit the page below.

Survey Results

Here's the latest news and updates on our City Manager search:

City Commission sets interview, public input timeline for city manager search
City of Grand Rapids, July 10, 2018

City Commission seeking applications for City Manager opening
City of Grand Rapids, May 1, 2018