City Manager History

The City Manager is the City's Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for the implementation of the City Council's policies and priorities. This is accomplished by coordinating the official business of the City Council and by providing leadership and direction to the entire organization.

The list of individuals that have served the City of Vassar as City Manager is as follows:

Time of Service
City Manager
1945  –  1946
Cleo Brink
1946  –  1947
J. Greenburg
1947  –  1952
Charles D. Manson
1952  –  1954
Carleton Rush
August 1954 – September 1954
Everett E. Brown*
September 1954 – February 1960
William F. Wilson
February 1960 – June 1960
Arthur Haley*
July 1960 – April 1963
John P. Deppen
April1963 – April 1963
Arthur Haley*
April 1963 – December 1965
Wesley F. Mathews
January 1966  –  October 1976
C. Max Harpham
November 1976 – August 1980
Dan C. Elliott
September 1980 – October 1986
Dana Reed
October 1986  –  December 1986
Jim Walker*
January 1987 – February 1988
Jim Lincoln
March 1988 – September 1988
Jim Walker*
September 1988 to January 1993
Mike LaChance
January 1993 – June 1993
Jim Walker*
June 1993 – March 1995
William LeFever
March 1995 – May 1995
Jim Walker*
May 1995  –  June 2002
Brian Kischnick
May 2002 –  July 2002
Jim Walker*
July 2002  –  July 2006
Scott Adkins
July 2006  –  September 2006
Jim Walker*
September 2006 – October 2006
Charlie Steen
October 2006 – January 2007
Jim Walker*
January 2007 – February 2008
Kevin Mackey
February 2008 – May 2009
Jim Walker*
June 2009 – September 2011
Julius Suchy
September 2011 – October 2011
Tina Bacon*
October 2011 – January 2015
Brad Barrett
January 2015 – October 2015
Ben Guile*
October 2015 – Present
Brian Chapman

*Denotes Interim or Acting City Manager Role