Greenville assistant city manager takes job in Plainfield Township


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:14 am on Thursday, April 04, 2013

GREENVILLE — Greenville’s assistant city manager will be taking on a new role as manager of Plainfield Township.

Cameron Van Wyngarden announced Tuesday during the Greenville City Council meeting he accepted the position after reaching a contract agreement Monday night with the Plainfield Township Board.

“It’s bittersweet for me,” Van Wyngarden said at the meeting. “I am excited to move on, but I am going to miss a lot of people.”

Van Wyngarden, 35, has been with Greenville for a little more than four years.

He told the council he put in his resignation with City Manager George Bosanic and his last day in Greenville will be May 3.

“It is with mixed feelings of excitement for the future and sadness for what I must leave behind that I submit my resignation as assistant city manager effective May 3, 2013,” Van Wyngarden told The Daily News. “I am sincerely appreciative for the opportunity this community has given me to serve in this capacity over the past four years.”

During Tuesday’s meeting, members of the council wished Van Wyngarden good luck for the future.

“You have been a great asset to Greenville,” said Councilwoman Jeanne Cunliffe.

Councilman Mark Lehman agreed with Cunliffe, stating Van Wyngarden has been great to work with and he hopes to keep Van Wyngarden as “a friend for life.”

Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit thanked him for his hard work while congratulating Plainfield Township.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart — I have learned a lot from you,” she said. “Congrats to Plainfield Township.”

Mayor John Hoppough closed the council’s remarks by praising Van Wyngarden for his hard work.

“You have done a very good job for the city,” Hoppough said. “(Plainfield Township) picked a winner.”

According to MLive.com, Plainfield Township Supervisor Jay Spencer said it was the mixed experience Van Wyngarden had that the board liked.

In his new position, Van Wyngarden’s starting pay will be $75,000 a year.

“I’ve gotten to know many people in Greenville and I care deeply for the future success of this community,” Van Wyngarden said. “I wish the best for Greenville for many years to come.”

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