THREE OAKS — The Three Oaks Village Council is scheduled to interview three finalists for the position of village manager during its Jan. 8 regular meeting.

More than 40 applications were received to succeed Mike Green, who recently resigned to take a position in Saline, Mich.

The three finalists slated to be interviewed on Jan. 8 are:

• James Toth (who has a Master of Public Administration degree from Indiana State University; was City Administrator in Walsenburg, Colorado, from September 2017 to June 2019; Owned and managed an investment, pension management and financial planning practice; was Town Manager, in Dyer, Indiana from 1983 to 1986; and Assistant City Manager in Mankato, Minn., 1980-1983.

• Patricia Rayl (Village Manager in Colon, Mich., December 2018 to December 2019; Deputy Treasurer in Blackman Township May 2017 to November 2018; and City Manager, City of Auburn, Mich., September 2015 to November 2016).

• Kevin Gillette (a Substitute Teacher 2015 to the present; Village Manager in Cassopolis, Mich., 2007 to -2010; City Manager, Watervliet, Mich., 2006 to 2007; and Supervisor, Lincoln Township, 1996-2004).

Interviews are tentatively scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes each (subject to change).

Greene held the post since August 2017.

He accepted a job with Saline, Mich., a city of about 8,800 residents south of Ann Arbor and closer to his family and friends in his hometown of Caro, MWhile saying he had no major completed projects to point to, Greene said he felt good about updating and establishing many needed policies and procedures which he believes will serve Three Oaks well in the future.

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