In a 6-0 vote, the Blissfield Village Council selected Tyler Dotson as the new economic development/Downtown Development Authority director/Main Street manager at the Nov. 23 council meeting.
If he accepts the position, Dotson will begin his responsibilities full-time, likely at the beginning of 2016 at an annual salary of $42,000.
Dotson, a South Haven native, holds both an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in political science and a masters of public administration from Western Michigan University.
He has worked with the South Haven Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and local District Finance Authority since February 2014, been involved as a director and supervisor in the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association Southwest Region and worked on a political campaign. He is also a member of the South Haven Board of Education.
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Denise Adams, has been named interim DDA/Main Street Program manager until the village hires a a permanent full-time person for the position that will likely have economic development for the entire village as a primary function.
The Downtown Development Authority Board of which Adams was recently named chairperson of named her as the interim manager Monday morning in a special meeting.
Adams, a volunteer and member of the outreach committee of the organization, will step down from her duties as chairperson while she acts in this capacity. Vice chairperson Barb McHenry is now the acting chairperson.
The move was also announced Monday evening at the village council meeting. Adams also encouraged council to act quickly on formulating a job description for the new director.