Hudson City Council recognizes service to the city; awards compensation

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published:

Hudson -- Council members recognized the achievements of the city's employees and residents July 16 during its regular meeting.

Council unanimously approved $10,000 as supplemental compensation to Scott Schroyer, who has been serving as interim city manager from Nov. 20, 2013, through July 31, 2014. Jane Howington will become the new city manager Aug. 1, and Schroyer will resume his duties as assistant city manager. Schroyer earns $121,888 as interim city manager and assistant city manager, according to Communications Manager Jody Roberts. Schroyer also was recognized for working full time for the city for 30 years. Mayor William Currin announced that July 16 was "Scott Schroyer Day in Hudson" and a tree will be planted in his honor.

"I've had many wonderful experiences while serving the city," Schroyer said. "I'm proud of my accomplishments with this organization, but I couldn't achieve them without the support of you, the city workers and my family."

Schroyer said he hopes to continue his career for many years and hit his 40-year milestone.

On May 7, 1984, Schroyer began work as a maintenance worker for the service department. He was subsequently promoted to assistant superintendent for the service department in 1990; engineering assistant in 1995; public works superintendent in 1999; assistant public works director in 2008; and assistant city manager in 2011; and

also served as the interim public works director during vacancies that occurred in 2006, 2007 and 2011; and he was appointed by City Council to serve as the interim city manager.

"Scott is a home-grown product and worked his way up through the ranks," said Council President Hal DeSaussure.

"Recently, through example, he's show what this stuff is."

Schroyer took over the role of city manager while maintaining the duties of assistant city manager and didn't miss a beat, DeSaussure said.

"Scott did a truly remarkable job during that period of time," DeSaussure said.

Other Council members thanked him for a job well done.

"The strategic plan work was phenomenal," said Council member David Basil. "It's been a pleasure working with you."

Schroyer brought a professional manner and patient, kind demeanor, said Council member Dan Williams.

Schroyer did not receive any increase in pay for his additional duties, and Council July 16 approved the one-time compensation.

Council also recognized a 20-year employee and two residents.

Officer Kaija Jeantet was honored for 20 years service by Council but was not present to receive her award. She began employment with the City of Hudson as a police officer on Feb. 17, 1994, and continued her work as a patrol officer. She was assigned to the Police Detective Bureau in 2006.

Resident Rafael McLaughlin was recognized for his service as a member of the Architectural and Historic Board of Review from February 2012 to June 2014. Council thanked him for his volunteer service on the board.

Resident Bryan Rose is seeking a career in criminal justice and was honored for his service as an intern for the Criminal Investigation Department of the Social Security Fraud Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mayor Currin present Rose with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol and a plaque.

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