City Manager Vettraino to Serve the Community in a New Position

Jaymes Vettraino

Jaymes Vettraino

During the City Council meeting on May 26, 2015, Rochester City Manager Jaymes Vettraino informed City Council that he has accepted a new position in the community that will allow him to serve the greater Rochester area in a different way. He will be leaving his office at City Hall and will begin serving Rochester College as the College’s first Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, the press release stated.

Mr. Vettraino said, “The City of Rochester is a great community. I am so proud and honored to have served the elected officials, employees and citizens over the past seven years as City Manager. The City is an amazing place, truly a premier city in Michigan. Rochester College is an important part of the fabric of our community and they are giving me an opportunity to create a new program that will enhance the reputation and standing of both the College and of this community.”

On behalf of the City, Mayor Jeffrey T. Cuthbertson offered his congratulations: “Jaymes Vettraino has served the City of Rochester with great distinction and will ultimately leave its direct service with the City in a tremendous position. While a City-Manager transition is no small matter, Jaymes’ work alongside the City Council has firmly established Rochester as a premier Michigan community and we will attract a world-class field to join our team moving forward. At the end, I am very proud of the work he has done and similarly pleased that he has recognized a personal calling in academia.”

The City operates as a council/manager form of government. In addition to its legislative duties, the City Council is responsible for the appointment of a City Manager to serve as the chief administrative officer of the City. It is the responsibility of the City Manager to carryout policies formulated by the City Council and to manage municipal operations in accordance with these policies.

Mr. Vettraino is expected to start his duties at the College in early August, and he will continue with the City for as long as necessary to facilitate a successful transition to a new City Manager. He stated, “It is important to the City, College, and me, that the transition to a new Manager is a success. I will be doing everything I can to make sure the transition for residents and employees is smooth during this time.”

The City of Rochester is the ideal place to raise a family, run a business, pursue a degree in higher education, celebrate with friends and family, or enjoy its many parks, trails, and rivers. As the first settlement in Oakland County, Rochester’s roots run deep. Since its settlement in 1817, Rochester has long been a destination for people looking for a place that offers a great quality of life.

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