Ludington city manager leaving for Ottawa Co. position.

June 8, 2018

John Shay

Ludington city manager leaving for Ottawa Co. position.


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Ludington City Manager John Shay has been named as Ottawa County’s new deputy administrator. Shay submitted his letter of resignation today, Friday, June 8, to Mayor Kaye Ferguson Holman and the City Council.

“I have been very fortunate to have been able to work with a wonderful group of people at the city for the last 15 years,” Shay wrote in his letter of resignation to Ludington Mayor Kaye Holman and the Ludington City Council. “We have made significant progress in making the city a wonderful place to live, work and play. All of this progress could not have happened without the hard work and dedication of the various mayors, city council members, city employees, and volunteers that have served this city so well over this period of time. 

“While much work remains to be done, we are in solid financial shape, have a thriving downtown, a spectacular waterfront, beautiful parks, and possess a renewed commitment to improve our infrastructure throughout the city.

“While I am excited about this new opportunity for my family and me, it is also bittersweet, as I will miss all of the great people at the city. Ludington has been our home for 15 years and is the birthplace of our youngest child. It will forever hold a very special place in my heart.

“Thank you again for granting me the privilege and opportunity to serve this great city. 

Shay will begin the $123,468 per year position on July 23.

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