The City Manager is the chief administrator for the City government. The Manager has a variety of duties including administering city departments, enforcing all laws and ordinances adopted by the City Commission, recommending an annual budget, implementing the final budget, and advising the Commission. City Hall (300 W. Baraga Avenue) houses the City Manager's office and other city administrative departments. City Manager Bill Vajda was officially sworn in to his position by City Clerk Dave Bleau at the May 10, 2010 City Commission meeting.
Bill’s belief in public service started at a very young age. His early inspiration came from the examples set by his mother and father’s volunteer service with several City boards and community organizations, which reinforced a deep and lasting family commitment to Marquette. Serving as the City Manager is his “dream job”, and he is proud of the opportunity to service his hometown.
After graduating from Marquette High School, he earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan. He held a number of high-level roles in both public and private practice, including positions with NATO as well as many years in federal service including senior executive roles with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Security Agency, and the IRS. Most recently, Bill served as a senior advisor during the Bush/Obama Presidential transition within the Office of the Director for National Intelligence, as well as with the Office of Management and Budget.
Want to know more? Give him a call at 906-225-8102!