Emergency Managers — November 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Flint, Michigan gets an Emergency Manager – Michael Brown


Former temporary mayor and city administrator of Flint, Michigan, Michael Brown has been named the Emergency Manager of Flint. The decision to appoint an EM was made the same day current mayor Dayne Walling was re-elected.

“Michael Brown has a strong track record of serving the Flint-area community,” Snyder said in a statement. “Given his experience in public, private, and non-profit settings, I’m confident he is well-equipped to take on this critical post.”

Brown is currently president of the Prima Civitas Foundation and director of the Flint Area Reinvestment Office, which he established in 2009.

As emergency manager, Brown will make $170,000, according to his contract, which he signed Monday. […]

“I believe we can work together to resolve Flint’s financial emergency,” Brown said. “This is my hometown, so this is a personal task.”

As emergency manager, Brown said he will also appoint an advisory committee to assist him, which will include an elected city official, a representative of the business community, a Flint resident and “up to two persons with relevant professional skills” to assist him.

If the experience of other Emergency Managers is any indication, the “two persons with relevant professional skills” will be owners or employees of companies that provide outsourcing services to municipalities. ‘Cause that’s how EMs roll, right?