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Kalamazoo chooses city manager candidate
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - It would seem the search for a new city manager in Kalamazoo is nearly over.
City commissioners unanimously voted Monday night to enter contract negotiations with Jim Ritsema.
Ritsema has been the Assistant City Manager of Battle Creek since 2008. Before that he served as the city's finance director for eight years.
Ritsema's contract will be brought back for approval at the commission's October 21st meeting.
If all goes well he will replace retiring City Manager Ken Collard.