Janson leaves GH, heads north

Monday was a night of change for Grand Haven Assistant City Manager Sam Janson.
Alex Doty
Apr 23, 2014

“I’ve accepted a job with the City of North Muskegon,” he said moments after speaking with officials from that Muskegon County city. “My last day (with Grand Haven) will be May 2.“

Janson announced the move in front of his colleagues and Grand Haven City Council during the city’s budget work session Monday night.

The North Muskegon City Council approved hiring Janson on Monday night after voting unanimously on April 12 to make him their top candidate. He will start his new job May 5.

“North Muskegon is a hidden jewel in West Michigan, and will be an amazing place to work, play and raise my family,” he said. “We are very excited.”

Grand Haven City Manager Pat McGinnis noted that Janson played an important role in his time with the city.

“He was an integral part of Grand Haven’s success over the past five years and we are excited for him,” McGinnis said. “His passion and devotion will impress North Muskegon.”

Janson aided the city in receiving and administering a total of more than $3 million in grants, reduced recurring information technology costs by 60 percent, filled city-owned retail space, and increased intergovernmental collaboration.

Janson joined Grand Haven as a management intern in 2009. He was later promoted to assistant to the city manager and, in 2012, he was named assistant city manager.

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Good luck you you Sam ! We wish you luck.


A huge loss for Grand Haven. He will be greatly appreciated in North Muskegon.

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