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Skokie Wooing City Manager From Michigan, Paper Reports

Skokie is trying to hire a former assistant village manager, but he's holding out for big bucks, the Macomb Daily reported.

Mark Vanderpool worked as Skokie's assistant village manager from 1993-2004. Photo: Sterling-Heights.net
Mark Vanderpool worked as Skokie's assistant village manager from 1993-2004. Photo: Sterling-Heights.net

The Macomb Daily is reporting that the village of Skokie is trying to hire the Sterling Heights, Mich. city manager, Mark Vanderpool. 

Skokie Village Manager Al Rigoni told Skokie Patch months ago that he intended to retire at the end of 2013.

Earlier: Al Rigoni Reflects On 26 Years As Skokie Village Manager

Vanderpool worked as assistant village manager in Skokie for 11 years, from 1993 until 2004, according to his LinkedIn.com profile. He then became city manager of Sterling Heights, which has roughly twice Skokie's population, and is the fourth largest city in Michigan.

The paper said Vanderpool told Skokie he will only take the job if he receives the same salary Rigoni is receiving, $250,000. 

For full details, see the Macomb Daily. 

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David Zornig December 04, 2013 at 07:14 PM
I'd have to say this is exactly what we don't need. A guy who spent 10+ years here already, entrenched in the manor in which the Village operates. We need a fresh set of eyes, so we don't risk getting a "business as usual" scenario. Plus he's currently making $88K a year less, for a city with twice the population? Now is a good time to get a handle on the Village Manager's salary too.

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