City of Reed City Hires New City Manager
Reed City has finalized contract details with new City Manager Rich Saladin. Saladin’s official start date with Reed City was September 1st.
Mr. Saladin is a long-time community member that was born and raised in Reed City. He graduated from Reed City High School in 1990. He is a Michigan State University graduate with a degree in Supply Chain Management. In 1994, Saladin returned to his hometown and began his professional career with Reed City Power Line Supply working his way up to Director of Supply Chain. In 2005, Saladin opted for a career change and returned to school to work on his Master's degree. That change became even more unexpected as his family grew and he was a stay-at-home dad with his five children until 2017. He returned to the workplace with the position of Chief Financial Officer for Gerber Construction. Later in 2017, he also became the part-time principal at Trinity Lutheran School of Reed City. His duties as city manager of Reed City will be part-time and he will retain his part-time position at Trinity Lutheran.
Rich has been married to his wife Susan for 21 years. They have five children ranging from ages 15 to 9 years old. Rich is actively involved with Trinity Lutheran Church, Rotary Club, RCHS Athletics, and many more community activities.
“I am looking forward to serving and leading the Reed City community, “said Saladin. “I believe our town is a great place to live, work, and play. We have access to a wonderful trail system, great school systems, and strong businesses. I’m excited to work with our council and staff to continue to make a positive impact in our town. We are truly the Crossroads of Michigan and I see continued growth here.”
At the Crossroads of Michigan
Where US-131 and US-10 Intersect, Join Us at the Crossroads in Reed City. We are a small bustling community located at the heart of Michigan.
Reed City is also a major crossroads for Michigan's popular Rails-to Trails system. Here, the state's premier trails intersect; the White Pine Trail (running north and south) and the Pere Marquette Trail (east and west). This unique crossing makes us one of Michigan's most important trail communities.
With a friendly home town atmosphere, Reed City invites you to visit, work, and raise your family. We have a vibrant downtown and offer many business opportunities. With our beautiful parks, trails and abundant natural beauty, Reed City is the perfect place to camp and enjoy Michigan's outdoors. In every season, Reed City is your place for outdoor adventure.
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