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John Fournier Credit: City of Evanston

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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Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...