Ludington council offers manager job to former Scottville resident.

January 25, 2019

Mitchell Foster

Ludington council offers manager job to former Scottville resident.

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LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council plans to offer the vacant city manager position to former Scottville resident Mitchell Foster. The council met in open session Thursday and interviewed three candidates: James Van Ess, supervisor of Tallmadge Charter Township in Ottawa County, Patrick Reagan, city manager of Crystal Falls, and Mitchell Foster, village administrator of Winneconne, Wisc.

After several hours of discussion, the council agreed to extend a job offer to Foster following a background check. Foster, 30,  lived in Scottville, and attended Mason County Central Schools, from the age of 4 to 16, when his parents, Dave and Jody Foster, owned Foster’s Market. He has been village administrator of Winneconne, Wisc. since 2015. From 2013 to 2015 he was Kingsley, Michigan’s village manager. He graduated from Big Rapids High School and received a master’s degree in public administration along with a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of Nevado-Reno. 

The city manager position was left vacant when John Shay accepted a position for Ottawa County in June. Steve Brock has been the interim manager since.

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