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File #: 18-0544    Version: 1 Name: 4/16/18 Resolution to Appoint Mike Kennedy as Fire Chief
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/28/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/16/2018 Final action: 4/16/2018
Enactment date: 4/16/2018 Enactment #: R-18-129
Title: Resolution to Appoint Mike Kennedy as the City of Ann Arbor Fire Chief
Title
Resolution to Appoint Mike Kennedy as the City of Ann Arbor Fire Chief
Memorandum
The attached resolution provides for the appointment of Mike Kennedy as the Ann Arbor Fire Chief, effective May 1, 2018.

Mike Kennedy joined the Ann Arbor Fire Department as an Assistant Fire Chief in December of 2017, following a state-wide search. He was selected for the position of Fire Chief following an internal search that involved the City Administrator, Fire Department Personnel, Service Area Administrators, and other City staff.

Prior to joining the Ann Arbor Fire Department, Mr. Kennedy simultaneously served as the Fire Chief of the South Lyon Fire Department and as a Senior Emergency Management Specialist with the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security.

Prior to his positions with South Lyon and at the University of Michigan, Mr. Kennedy progressed through the ranks at Brighton Area Fire Authority, serving as a cadet, firefighter, sergeant, and lieutenant. In addition, Mr. Kennedy previously served as a Lecturer/Regional Coordinator at the University of Maryland - Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Mike Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Master of Public Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University, in addition to a number of other state and national certifications and recognitions.

Mike Kennedy is highly qualified to serve and is recommended to City Council for appointment as Ann Arbor Fire Chief.
Staff
Prepared by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
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Whereas, Mike Kennedy joined the Ann Arbor Fire Department as an Assistant Chief following a state-wide search and was selected for the position of Fire Chief from an internal search;

Whereas, Mike Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan, a Master of Public Administration degree from Eastern Michigan Universit...

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