George Lahanas chosen as new city manager
Posted on 02/09/2023
Glass ceiling. Photo by Daniel Watson from PexelsGeorge Lahanas, former city manager of East Lansing, was unanimously chosen by members of City Council on Feb. 6 to become the new city manager for the city of Northville. He has accepted the position and the planned starting date is March 1.

The vote for the resolution to make him an offer of employment came exactly one month after former City Manager Pat Sullivan’s retirement date of Jan. 6. A field of 24 candidates had been narrowed down to five highly qualified individuals who came in for interviews before Council at a special meeting on Feb. 4.

Lahanas has served in progressively higher-level jobs in East Lansing for 24 years, including 11 years as city manager. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Northern Michigan University, with a concentration in Personnel and Labor Relations, and a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Northern Michigan University, with a major in Criminal Justice.

Mayor Brian Turnbull and other Council members said they expect that Lahanas will work well with staff, Council and others as he manages city functions, oversees new development and helps drive implementation of priority projects designed to improve the quality of life in Northville.

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