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Roosevelt Park Welcomes New City Manager Jared Olson

Muskegon Metro Area News

Let's start off with the disclosure.  Yes, I am the Mayor Pro-Tem of Roosevelt Park.  I got involved in the City Council to learn a little more about how local governments work and hopefully use some of my skills set to help maintain and even grow how our city runs, what we can offer the residents and how we can set an example for other small cities.  Roosevelt Park isn't without flaw, no community is, but I love this place.  I love the feeling of neighbors out walking the street.  I love community events, protecting the value of our homes and streets... I am proud to call Roosevelt Park home. 

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That being said, if you can imagine the surprise on my face when I was voted to be Mayor Pro-Tem by the counsel.  I was going to just go happily on being part of it and now, I am involved in decisions like hiring City Managers.  Ok, I have convinced myself with the help of the Mrs. that I can pretty much handle what's thrown at me.  I am very fortunate to have a support system behind me to say "yes you can". So, when Anthony Chandler left, then Bryon Mazade decided full time retirement was where he saw himself...it was time for all of us on the counsel to pick someone who was ready to put down some roots and be part of Roosevelt Park for a while.

Enter Jared Olson.  Young, energetic and ready to face the challenges.  Local in origin but having some experience across the state to bring in some fresh approaches and a can do mindset.  The Roosevelt Park City Council voted unanimously for Jared.

Jared is a Spring Lake grad, he's recently purchased a home about 2 miles from the Roosevelt Park City Hall and he and his wife are excited to be a part of a growing community with a lot of great things happening.  He's giant in size and that is equaled by his hearty handshake and even more, his personality.  He's got a sincere love for our community and is working on great things for both Roosevelt Park and the Muskegon Area as a whole!  We're all "Watching Us Go" but a month into it, Jared has identified himself as one of the people who will "Make Us Go" as the years pass.  

I was able to grab a few minutes with Jared today, right in the Park.  It was a little breezy, but it's good.  Take a listen to our chat.


Pretty remarkable young man, with an incredibly bright future in front of him...and luckily, doe the residents of Roosevelt Park.  Jared brings energy, ideas and experience to "A Proud Community" and we're proud to welcome him!  If you'd like visit the Roosevelt Park web page, click here .