Wayland readies for new manager
By Ryan Lewis
Cameron Van Wyngarden will be Wayland’s new city manager and is expected to be on the job by March 26.
Interim city manager Terry Hofmeyer said he met with Van Wyngarden Saturday, Feb. 25, and expected him to sign the final contract prepared Monday; city council members will likely approve the contract at their Monday, March 5, meeting.
Van Wyngarden will earn a salary of $73,000 plus benefits, down slightly from the previous manager’s $74,500.
Van Wyngarden has been the assistant city manager for Greenville since 2009. He declined to comment on his new position until it is official.
He graduated in 1999 from Calvin College with a bachelor’s degree and in 2006 earned a Master’s of Public Administration from Western Michigan University.
He is a former consultant with Anderson Economic Group and a former planning research analyst for the Ottawa County administration.
Van Wyngarden replaces Chris Yonker, whom city council members voted 6-1 to fire last November for a variety of complaints including not carrying out the responsibilities of the position.
City council members opted to contract the Michigan Municipal League to conduct the city manager search for $7,500.
Van Wyngarden was one of two applicants invited back from the first round of interviews in late January. When Merrillville city administrator Howard Fink withdrew himself from consideration, the second interview was cancelled.
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