A new part-time position in Fairport Harbor Village government will be filled by a retired township administrator.
Mike Manary was hired as the village project manager.
Manary served nearly nine years as an administrator for Painesville Township before retiring in May. He will begin his new duties at Fairport Harbor on August 1, village administrator Amy Cossick said.
“We can’t wait for Mike to join our team,” she said. “Fairport Harbor has many projects underway and Mike will be a great addition to our team as we continue to move forward at full speed.”
Manary said he had no desire to stop working altogether when he retired as administrator of Painesville Township. A conversation he had earlier this year with Cossick turned out to provide him with a lead for a part-time job in which he could continue to serve the community.
“When Amy Cossick mentioned the project manager position the village was working on, I was immediately interested,” Manary said. “Discussing further with Mayor Tim Manross and Amy, I got a good sense of the positive energy and great concepts they are working on at Fairport Harbor. I’m really excited to work on the variety of projects the village has underway.
Manross predicted that Cossick and Manary will come together to accomplish great things for Fairport Harbor.
“I couldn’t be happier to have two highly skilled professionals in our office now,” he said. “If you think we’re busy now – wait I guess, that’s all I can say. Mike is about to start running…and the village is very lucky to have a candidate of his caliber.
Manary, in his application letter, said his past experience in government and the private sector allows him to “bring a wide range of knowledge” to the position of project manager.
“I will be able to respond immediately to Fairport Harbor’s requirements for this position,” he wrote.
Manary’s work experience includes experience as an office manager for a national horticultural broker and national collections manager for a bank. He also spent eight years as president of a third-party billing, accounts receivable management and education company.