2015-02-11 / News

Kerbyson named president-elect of statewide managers group

Dale Kerbyson Dale Kerbyson LAPEER — Lapeer City Manager Dale Kerbyson was named the 2015 president-elect for the Michigan Local Government Management Association (MLGMA).

“MLGMA is an important organization and I am honored to be elected by my peers as president-elect,” Kerbyson said Tuesday.

Kerbyson is now next in line to lead the statewide municipal managers group in 2016. Rockford City Manager Michael Young was selected as the 2015 MLGMA president. Both were named during MLGMA’s annual Winter Institute in Novi Jan. 27-30. Young had previously served as the president-elect and Kerbyson was previously the organization’s vice president.

Kerbyson has been Lapeer’s city manager since December, 2004. He previously worked as city manager in Marlette, and has been a longtime, active MLGMA member. As president, Young succeeds 2014 MLGMA President Peter Auger, manager of the City of Novi. MLGMA is the professional association for local government managers from cities, villages, counties and townships throughout Michigan.

In addition to selecting Young as president and Kerbyson as president-elect, the organization elected the following to serve new roles and terms on the board; Ottawa County Assistant Manager Keith Van Beek as vice president; and as trustees, Kalamazoo City Manager James Ritsema, Saginaw County Controller Robert Belleman, and Zeeland Assistant City Manager Karen Doyle. Also, Kingsley Village Manager Mitchell Foster was appointed to the board to fill an unexpired term.

The Michigan Local Government Management Association is the professional association for local government managers and their assistants from cities, villages, townships and counties throughout Michigan. The Novi-based association was founded in 1927.

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