Wollenweber has municipal expertise
Posted on 11/18/2022
Mark WollenweberMark Wollenweber, former city manager of Grosse Pointe Shores, was selected by City Council at a special session on Nov. 17 to serve as interim city manager. Current City Manager Pat Sullivan will retire on Jan. 6, 2023. Council interviewed three qualified candidates, all with impressive credentials.

Wollenweber noted he is committed to providing high quality leadership through his experience, education and involvement in the public sector. He serves on the boards of the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging.

An article in Public Management, said this of Wollenweber: “He spearheaded the Intergovernmental Cable Communications Authority that provided cable service to nine communities in Oakland County, Michigan. It was one of the largest cable consortia in the country at the time and continues today. In St. Clair Shores, he was responsible for the development of Lac Sainte Claire Park, which included a marina development and a refurbished municipal pool. It was funded by the largest recreational bond issued at the time. And he was responsible for what became the Nautical Mile, a commercial TIF district and merchants association along Lake Saint Clair – the first successful development in that area after two failures.”

His role will begin in the next few weeks, contingent on a background check, and will continue until a new city manager is named. During a portion of that time, Wollenweber will assist Sullivan in the administrative transition. City Council has retained the services of Walsh Municipal Services to conduct the permanent city manager search. View the City Council special meeting of Nov. 17 here.