The Evanston City Council announced that it intends to appoint John Fournier as the next Evanston City Manager, according to a written statement from city spokesperson Jessie Mayo. Contract negotiations are currently underway and a decision is expected in the coming weeks.
Fournier is the Assistant City Administrator of the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he has helped lead transformational changes through a commitment to multi-modal transportation infrastructure and programs, ambitious alternative energy initiatives to meet the pressing challenges posed by global climate change, and, as the interim human resources director for two years, helped to make Ann Arbor an innovative and challenging workplace of choice for talented persons interested in careers in public service.
Prior to this, Fournier worked in the City of Pittsburgh. As the chief of staff to a member of City Council, the deputy chief of staff to current Mayor Bill Peduto, and finally as the director of on-street and metered parking for the City of Pittsburgh, Fournier helped restructure Pittsburgh’s finances, implement technology forward solutions that revolutionized the city’s curb-space management programs and pursued transformational investments in Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods that have brought life back to the city’s main streets.
Submitted by City of Evanston