Keith Van Beek, M.P.A. '00, is the new City Manager
The vote came at a special meeting Feb. 28. Van Beek, after
negotiating an employment agreement, will be the top administrative
employee of the city, who is managed by city council and who manages
the 180 employees. The new hire comes after the resignation of Ryan
Cotton in June.
He was one of two finalists selected by a search committee and recommended to city council for consideration. Victor Cardenas, assistant city manager in Novi, was the other finalist.
Both Keith Van Beek and Victor Cardenas received degrees in 2000 from GVSU: Van Beek with a M.P.A. and Cardenas with a B.A.