City hires assistant city manager

May 4, 2007 by  
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(May 4, 2007) The City of Ypsilanti has hired April McGrath as the new Assistant City Manager. McGrath will earn $73,946 per year plus retirement and benefits.

McGrath was Human Resources Director for the City of Monroe. Prior to that she worked in Grand Haven for nine years where she held several positions including Assistant Coordinator of Prevention, Director of Prevention in Public Safety, Human Resources Director and Assistant to the City Manager.

McGrath has an MBA from Baker College in Muskegon and a BBA from Grand Valley State University.

McGrath replaces former Assistant City Manager Bob Bruner. Bruner quit in December to become City Manager in Ferndale. Bruner was making $64,000 a year when he left Ypsilanti. McGrath’s annual salary is some $10,000 more than Bruner.

This continues a trend of ever increasing salaries for newly hired department heads at the financially strapped City Hall. All the while the City has continued to layoff or not fill entry and mid-level positions in the Police Department, Department of Pubic Works, Clerk’s office, Finance, and Assessors office. The City has also targeted other employees for cuts in the next three years.

To increase revenue, the City Council passed a resolution on February 6, 2007 to put a City Income Tax before the voters in August or November of this year.


4 Comments on "City hires assistant city manager"

  1. bruceg on Sun, 20th May 2007 1:08 pm 

    Gee Steve, I’m sure your other readers and I would like to get us some of that. Any ideas?

  2. bruceg on Sun, 20th May 2007 1:10 pm 

    Gee I sure wish I could get a raise like that.

  3. StevePierce on Sun, 20th May 2007 10:35 pm 

    McGrath’s salary goes up another $2,500 in 6 months. So the city is paying her $12,500 more than the last assistant to the City Manager.

  4. bruceg on Mon, 21st May 2007 9:11 pm 

    I’d be happy with the raise. She can keep what’s left.

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