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Longtime Park city manager to retire

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published May 14, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Grosse Pointe Park City Manager Dale Krajniak has worked on his final budget for the municipality.

During a May 13 Park City Council meeting, Mayor Robert Denner said Krajniak has announced plans to retire as of June 30. Krajniak was on vacation and not able to attend the meeting.

“We’ll be working towards a smooth transition,” Denner said. “We’re grateful for all of the service he’s given the city.”

Krajniak has worked for the Park for the last 33 years, the last 30 of them as city manager. During that time, Denner said, he’s left an important stamp on countless initiatives.

Denner said Krajniak could have retired earlier, but he agreed to stay on and oversee several projects. Most recently, that included working on the budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which the council approved unanimously May 13.

“There’s no question that we will miss him in terms of his contributions to the city,” Denner said.

The council went into a closed session after the May 13 meeting to discuss personnel matters with regard to Krajniak’s impending departure. Denner said they would “talk a lot more about” the transition at a future council meeting.

Watch the Grosse Pointe Times for more about Krajniak’s career and retirement.