It began on the Evening of February 22nd and it on ended March 9th with the promotion former Director of Public Safety of David Hendrickson "Aka the Chief" from Interim City Manager to City Manager.
The beginning in the hunt for a City Manager meeting was closed to the public to protect the applicants privacy. Some employers
take dim view of job hunting employees and some job seeking candidates may not wish to tell all and sundry why they had three jobs in three years. At least not in until all the chips were on the table.
As Warren Buffet so aptly put it when you are in a power game for a half hour and you haven't figured out who the patsy is, its you.
Numbers published in the Eagle Newspaper and presumably obtained from City Hall revealed that 39 applications were for the vacancy were received and with the help of the Michigan Municipal League that number was reduced to two with David Hendrickson being unanimous choice of the Five City Commissioners.
If one wants to read further between the lines Hendrickson was most likely the unanimous choice from the beginning of the selection process. City Manager Hendrickson told the Eagle that he hoped the commissioners saw his dedication to the City and his experience at the helm as to what set him from other applicants.
The Commissioners would have to been blind not to.