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Ann Arbor City Administrator Pulls Name From Contention For City Manager Job In Ohio

Dec 8, 2014

Ann Arbor officials won't have to try to find a new City Administrator at this time after all. 

Steve Powers has withdrawn his name from consideration to become the next City Manager for Dublin, Ohio. Powers was a finalist for the position, but told WEMU the selection process was taking too long. "Dublin City Council wasn't reaching consensus on a candidate to become their City Manager. I felt it was becoming increasingly unfair to the Ann Arbor City Council and to the organization," Powers says.

Powers says he isn't seeking a new job but was recruited for the position in Ohio.

Mayor Christopher Taylor is delighted Powers will be staying. He says Powers does a great job and has the respect of council, staff, and the community.

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