The evaluation was a part of the manager's annual review, which took place recently during a closed session of council.
“Everything is going good, and he got a good score,” Mayor Geri McCaleb said. “It’s a really good look at how he is doing his job.”
Prior to being named Grand Haven's city manager in 2003, McGinnis worked for the City of West Branch for 13 years.
According to McCaleb, the city is in a good position compared to years past, and that is in large part due to the leadership from administration and staff under McGinnis. She especially noted the city's "really good position financially."
Another area that McCaleb highlighted was McGinnis’ willingness to work with other communities on collaborative initiatives.
“We very much appreciate Pat’s strong work ethic, his creativity in solving problems, his community involvement, and desire to work cooperatively with Grand Haven schools and our neighboring communities,” she said.
City Council rates the manager on a scale of 1 to 5 for a variety of categories relating to his overall job performance.
“It was all very strong, so we felt good about it,” McCaleb said.
McCaleb noted that the evaluation typically takes place in the late summer or fall, but city officials are looking to change things up for next year’s evaluation.
“Next year we’re thinking about doing it for late spring,” she said.