Highest praise for longest-serving City Manager

Michael Young

Michael Young

This year marks 14 years that Michael F. Young has presided as City Manager for the City of Rockford. He is officially the longest serving City Manager of our City.

The Rockford City Council recently evaluated Young on ten (10) criteria based on a five (5) point scale. The combined average ranking as determined by the evaluation instrument was a 4.45. This equates to a 94 percent overall performance rating.

Young received particularly high marks in the area of presentation and preparation of oral and written reports and the overall fiscal health of the City including the tax rate and fund equity.

Other areas receiving high marks include budget development, grant writing and initiative to provide new and approved methods of service to the residents of Rockford. As a result of the excellent evaluation, Young was granted a contract extension through the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Mayor Janiece Rogers stated, “Council is very pleased with Michael’s performance and his evaluation reflects this.” Rogers further stated that, “Council relies on Michael to guide the City in the right direction and with this tough economy, he has done just that.”

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