Have you, or someone you know, recently retired from the profession or changed positions? Email the details to Lisa Donovan and we’ll include it in on this page and in a future issue of the MME E-Newsletter. Please include:

  • Name
  • Retirement – from which municipality?
  • Position Change – provide job title and municipality for old and new position

Job Changes

Steven Brown, formerly the Mt. Clemens city manager, took over as city manager in Wixom in June 2017. He was there as the assistant for a transitional period.



Daryl Delabbio is retiring as county administrator/controller of Kent County. On June 27, there was an Open House for him at deVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

Ryan Cotton, city manager of Holland, Mich., retired at the end of June 2017.


In Remembrance

Paul VanDen Branden, city manager, Center Line, MI, 1980-90; director of public services, Warren, MI, 1968-80; and city manager, Center Line, MI, 1957-68.


New MME Members – July 2017

Lindsay Viviano, City of Zeeland
Scott Huebler, City of Whitehall
Brady Selner, City of Muskegon
Colton Dale, City of Oak Park
John Berchtold, Village of Reese
Michael Herman, Retired Manager
Crystal McLain, City of Oak Park
Douglas Drysdale, City of Riverview
Joel Dye, City of Allegan
Megan Sall, City of Wyoming
Barbara Warren, Charter Township of Brownstown

New ICMA Full Members

Joseph H. Rheker III, Harper Woods
Linda Mackie, Algonac, MI
Sally H. Petersen, Ann Arbor, MI
Jerry Walker, Holly, MI