Robert Brown, Jr. of Belding, hired as the next Wakefield City Manager

Written by on January 24, 2019

WAKEFIELD – The Wakefield city council has decided on a new city manager. In a special meeting yesterday morning, the Wakefield city council voted to offer its city manager position to 36 year old Robert Brown, Jr. of Belding, Mich. Brown, was the first of 4 candidate to be interviewed by the council. Brown has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science with a concentration in campaign leadership from Southern New Hampshire University. The vote to make the offer to Brown was unanimous, with all council members present at yesterday’s special meeting. After city attorney Ray O’Dea clears a contract for Brown, the city will include it on the agenda of the council’s Jan. 28 meeting. As soon as the council then votes on the contract, it will be presented to Brown. The offer to Brown still remains contingent upon a background check. Brown will replace current city manager Richard Brackney who plans to retire when his contract expires on May 24.

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