Wyoming is Losing a Good One as City Manager Curtis Holt Retires
It's been more than two decades the Curtis Holt has been city manager of Wyoming, but he has announced now that he plans to retire, effective February 16 of 2023.
WOOD TV reported Holt, who has an impressive background in public service and city management, has said this is the right time to leave and leaves the city in good hands and in a good place.
He had been assistant city manager in Cedar Springs from 1987 to 1989 and then went to Otsego to serve as city manager from 1989 to 1996. He joined Wyoming city government as a deputy city manager in August 1996. He became city manager in 2000.
Many positive and progressive improvements have happened in Wyoming since Holt arrived with the development of three master plans; organizing public safety and parks millages; overseeing the building of facilities, including the current City Hall, 62A District Court and police station; and managing the consolidation of the police and fire departments into a department of public safety, among other things.
He gets high praise from those he worked with. Mayor Pro Tem Sam Bolt said:
“His expertise in city management, knowledge of the history of Wyoming and passion for bringing people together has truly made our community a better place to live,” Bolt said. “On behalf of myself and the City Council, I want to thank Curtis for his exceptional service to Wyoming and wish him well in retirement.”
It's a job well done, so now Wyoming must begin a nation wide search for their next City Manager.
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