2018-06-11 / News

Marlette interviews three for manager

By Eric Levine
810-452-2689 • elevine@mihomepaper.com

MARLETTE — Three candidates, all with experience in municipal government, have been interviewed for the Marlette city manager position.

Two of the candidates, Jarred Driscoll, superintendent of the Marlette Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Larry O’Keefe, business manager for the Village of Port Sanilac were interviewed by the city council on May 30.

The third candidate, Ryan Rudzis, city manager of Grant, was scheduled to be interviewed June 4.

The three were selected for interviews from a list of 13 applicants to succeed Corey Schmidt as Marlette’s top administrator.

Council could make its decision on the new manager this week.

Following the June 4 interview, officials discussed the possibility of holding a special council meeting on Tuesday, June 5 to decide on the new hire.

Schmidt is leaving his job of two years on June 8 to take a similar position in Williamston.

Of the three candidates, Driscoll is probably the best-known to the council. He has been Marlette’s wastewater chief since 2014, employed by Infrastructure Alternatives, a private organization that contracts with the city for infrastructure and utility management services.

Driscoll, who has worked for Infrastructure Alternatives since 2010, served as an intelligence analyst for the Air Force from 2003-07, has a bachelor’s degree in history and is pursuing a master’s in business administration.

Rudzis has been Grant city manager since 2014. He previously worked as a quality technician and engineer, quality control technician and shipping auditor and a senior sales associate.

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in public administration.

O’Keefe has been business manager in Port Sanilac since 2013. He previously served as project manager for Viridis Waste Control in Ohio, environmental services director for St. Clair County, division president for Tri-City Recycling and Disposal Facility in Carsonville, president of Express Disposal Systems and Browns Landfill in Lexington, and production project manager for Northern Telecom, Port Huron.

He has a bachelor’s degree in science from Michigan State University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Hawaii.

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