PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — Portage’s city manager has announced he plans to retire.
Maurice Evans, 62, has been the city manager in Portage since 2005. His last day will be April 1, according to a Monday release from the city.
In a statement, Evans thanked elected officials for the opportunity to work with the city.
“It has been a wonderful experience and I count myself truly blessed to work and live in Portage,” he said in part.
The release said that Evans has “guided the city through very difficult economic times, presenting the Council with balanced budgets that maintained the delivery of core city services to Portage residents, without the necessity of laying off city employees.”
Before becoming the Portage city manager eight years go, Evans was the city manager in Marshall between 1992 and 2005 and the Three Rivers city manager between 1988 and 1992.
Since 1978, he has also served on city governments in Marquette, Cadillac and Zeeland.