Council Appoints Brian Kischnick as New Troy City Manager
Council unanimously – and quickly – voted Thursday to appoint Tittabawassee Township Manager Brian Kischnick as Troy's new city manager.
Troy City Council voted 7-0 Thursday afternoon to appoint current Tittabawassee Township Manager Brian Kischnick as Troy City Manager after merely five minutes of deliberation Thursday afternoon at Troy City Hall.
When paring down the list from five candidates to the final two, six council members voted for Kischnick while Councilman Henderson voted for Farmington City Manager Vince Pastue.
“I believe Mr. Kischnick will come here with the six votes," Councilman Wade Fleming said, "but I would like to give Mr. Henderson to reconsider. I think it speaks volumes for this community if we’re 100 percent.”
Henderson quickly agreed, saying: "I believe Mr. Kischnick would be a great addition to Troy. I’d be happy to change my vote."
During public comment, Troy resident Toby Gosselin lauded council and administrators on the way the search and interviews were conducted.
“Absolutely wonderful experience," Gosselin said. "I want to thank Mr. Culpepper for all you’ve done. It’s been a seamless transition.”
Kischnick was chosen over four other finalists, including Oakland Township Manager Jim Creech, Marine City Manager John Gabor, Troy Director of Economic and Community Planning Mark Miller, and Farmington City Manager Vincent Pastue.