Community Press Release – Buchanan City Manager Change

Buchanan To Make Change to City Manager Position

Submitted by Ashley Regal, City of Buchanan Main Street Manager/Assistant Director of Community Development
Buchanan, MI – February 14, 2023

The City of Buchanan is making a change to the leadership position of City Manager. The City Commission approved a mutual separation agreement with City Manager Heather Grace at Monday’s regular meeting. 

Mayor Pro Tem Mark Weedon said on Monday, “Transitions are always challenging but I have faith our city staff will continue to move Buchanan forward. The City Commission would like to thank Heather for her contributions to the City of Buchanan and we wish her the best in her next endeavor,” he said. 

Richard Murphy, Community Development Director, said on Monday that he and the City remain fully committed to implementing, A Vision for Buchanan. “I am passionate about the Vision we have created together and that we are seeing unfold right now in Buchanan. I can’t say enough about our talented team of department heads and city staff that work hard every day to ensure that Buchanan will continue to be The Nicest Place in America.”

The Buchanan City Commission will be discussing a transition plan that will be shared with the public as soon as it is completed.

2020 Reader’s Digest Nicest City in America – Buchanan, MI!

About The City of Buchanan: The City operates under the Commission–Manager form of government as prescribed by the City Charter. Under this model the City Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the City, with the Buchanan City Commission’s main function being legislative and setting important policies that chart the future course of Buchanan. The City Commission is made up of five (5) members who serve four (4) year terms. The Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are selected at the first meeting in November following the City election. Current City Manager: Heather Grace ~ Current Mayor: Sean Denison.

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