Police chief named interim village manager

Marie Havenga • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:25 AM

DeYoung, who has worked for the police department since 1987, will train with Village Manager Ryan Cotton until Cotton departs for his position as Holland City Manager on March 27.

DeYoung will manage the village until a full-time manager is in place, likely sometime in June. He will continue as police chief.

Council on Monday also decided not to pursue a shared manager arrangement with another community.

Several council members last week suggested the village run “dual tracks” — explore sharing a municipal manager while continuing with a nationwide search for a full-time replacement for Cotton.

The village’s professional search consultant, Bill Baldridge, advised against the “dual track” method, according to Village President Jim MacLachlan.

DeYoung said he anticipates spending about 20-25 hours a week as interim manager in addition to his police work.

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