The City of Northville has a new manager
Mar. 3, 2023 PLYMOUTH EAGLE.
Plymouth Michigan News
George Lahanas started his new job as Northville City Manager this week.
Lahanas, the former city manager of East Lansing, was unanimously chosen by members of the Northville City Council on Feb. 6 to become the new Northville city manager.
The vote for the resolution to make him an offer of employment came exactly one month after former City Manager Pat Sullivan’s retirement date of Jan. 6. A field of 24 candidates had been narrowed down to five highly qualified individuals who came in for interviews before council members at a special meeting Feb. 4.
Two days after the Feb. 4 special meeting, Mayor Brian Turnbull called for each council member’s top choice from those interviews.
A list of criteria that council members used to rank each candidate as “the right fit” was read by Mayor Pro-Tem Barbara Moroski-Browne. Lahanas was the top choice of every city council member for the city manager position, contingent on his acceptance, employment terms and a successful background check.
Lahanas has served in progressively higher-level jobs in East Lansing for 24 years, including 11 years as city manager. He holds a master of public administration degree from Northern Michigan University, with a concentration in personnel and labor relations, and a bachelor of science degree, cum laude, from Northern Michigan University, with a major in criminal justice.
Turnbull and other council members said they expect that Lahanas will work well with staff, Council and others as he manages city functions, oversees new development and helps drive implementation of priority projects designed to improve the quality of life in Northville.