As part of the City’s transition from State oversight to local control, the Emergency Manager issued Order S-332 that created the position of City Administrator. In addition, Order S-334 granted additional responsibilities to the City Administrator.
The City Administrator is responsible for day-to-day operations of the City while working with the Mayor and City Council to successfully transition to the termination of receivership by supporting, maintaining, and implementing the financial and operating plans of the emergency manager. The City Administrator is responsible for reporting to the Transition Advisory Board appointed by Governor Snyder on the operations of the City.
The City Administrator is Joseph M. Sobota, M.P.A. who has 16 years of local government experience. Mr. Sobota has been with the City of Pontiac since February 2011 employed in a variety of administrative positions.
Members of the Transition Advisory Board appointed by Governor Snyder include:
- Louis Schimmel, former Emergency Manager, City of Pontiac
- Ed Korzyno, Administrator of Department of Treasury Office of Responsibility.
- Robert G. Burgess, Retired Auto Executive
- Keith Sawdon, Finance Director, City of Rochester Hills