Council confirms Fournier as new City Manager in 9-1 vote

Council confirms Fournier as new City Manager in 9-1 vote

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Evanston City Council members approved the appointment of Ann Arbor Assistant City Administrator John Fournier as the next City Manager at the Monday, May 23, City Council meeting, bringing to a close a bruising process to find a new city leader.

The vote was 9-1, meeting the seven-vote minimum needed under Council rules to appoint a City Manager. Council members stood and audience members applauded following the vote.

“You know, I want to express my very, very sincere appreciation and gratitude for this appointment and I come to you humbly with a lot of hope and a lot of ambition to work with each of you to make sure that this City Council is successful,” Fournier said when Mayor Daniel Biss invited him to say a few words after the vote. (mehr …)