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Heise leaving Egg Harbor post

Ryan Heise is moving on from his job as Egg Harbor Village Administrator to take a job a little closer to his hometown. Heise accepted an offer earlier this week to become the city manager for Saugatuck, Mich. The lakefront community of approximately 900 people is located 40 miles southwest of Grand Rapids. The Holland Sentinel reports the Saugatuck City Council unanimously picked Heise because of his experience with a tourism-driven town and a passion for environmental sustainability. Among Heise’s highlights in his five years on the job include the construction of the Kress Pavilion in 2018, the completion of the beach restoration, and the establishment of a public art initiative. He is sad that he will be moving away to take the position in the coming weeks, but he is proud of what he has been able to accomplish during his five years.

Heise says he has already notified the trustees of his pending resignation and will serve in his current role until possibly mid-February. The village will begin recruiting his replacement in the New Year. The move to Saugatuck will bring him closer to his hometown of Jackson, Mich., located approximately two hours away.

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