Evanston City Manager choice John Fournier declines the job, city says
Ann Arbor assistant city administrator John Fournier told the city he won’t be taking Evanston’s city manager job, after the sides failed to come to agreement on his employment contract, according to a news release.
Fournier is the second top candidate to withdraw from the city’s top job in less than four months, despite engaging firms to conduct nationwide searches.
He had been one of two candidates announced by the City Council who went through community leader interviews and a town hall for Evanstonians.
Local activist groups had lobbied against the selection, preferring Snapper Poche, the other finalist, who is Program Director for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Team in Cambridge, Mass.
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