The City of Princeton will have a new city manager Jan. 15.
City Attorney Paul Cassell asked the City Council to approve a contract with Elke Doom, currently of Port Huron Township, Mich. Cassell told the council that he had prepared a draft of the contract which was approved by Doom and the Council needed to act so she could sign.
“She plans on signing [Thursday],” Cassell told the council members present.
Tim Ealy motioned and Jimm Norman seconded Cassell’s recommendation to approve the contract with Doom. The motion was approved 5-0. Council members Dewey Russell and John Wilborn were not at the meeting.
Doom will take over for the retiring Wayne Shumate and interim City Manager Wanda Donahue who was elected to serve until a replacement could be found.
Doom currently serves as supervisor/manager of the Huron Charter Township. In her letter of application for the position, she cited her experience with managing a budget, the 49 employees of the township, and her experience with economic development.
“I have implemented and overseen new economic development structures and programs,” Doom wrote. “[I’ve also] cut the budget by 13 percent and restructured the employment of the township to provide more optimum service to the public.”
Doom has also served as Manager/Assessor for York Charter Township, Mich., Tax Assessor for LaSalle Township, Mich., and as a Property Appraiser/Tax Assessor. She has degrees from Henry Ford Community College, Siena Heights University, and Saginaw Valley State University. She also has attended professional training at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Michigan State University, and the Michigan Township Governance Academy.