Village manager gets high marks in review

Village Manager Ryan Cotton received high scores Monday night in his annual evaluation by Village Council. The review may lead to a three-year contract next year. Village President Bill Filber, who serves on the review committee with Councilman Jim MacLachlan, said Cotton is currently an "at will' employee. Cotton has had annual reviews since his hiring in 2002.
Marie Havenga
Oct 4, 2011


“If he’s doing a great job, it’s time we stand with him,” Filber said. “Over the last 10 years, he has always exceeded our expectations. I strongly believe we’re much better off with an experienced village manager.”

Cotton received 86 percent “meet or exceed” grades from council members — with descriptions such as “impressed with work ethics,” “fortunate to have him,” “tolerance of views of others,” “abilities to keep his cool,” “does what council asks,” “attention to details” and “exemplary.”

Not all reviews were positive. One council member wrote: “Lies, stop trying to run everything, let department heads do their jobs.”

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