PR: The City Council voted 7-0 for Heath Kaplan
New City Manager of Poplar Bluff will be Heath Kaplan
Heath Kaplan will come to the city of Poplar Bluff from Muskegon, MI to serve as City Manager in mid August. Kaplan was the top pick from both the Selection Committee and the City Council.
Kaplan brings a wealth of experience in government management. He holds a Master’s of Public Administration with a Public Management emphasis and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with an emphasis in Economics/ Accounting and Public Health from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.
Kaplan has a proven track record in City Management and Financial Management. He will be moving to Poplar Bluff with his wife, Shannon, daughter Sydney, and son Scott to Poplar Bluff before the school year starts.
The entire press release is available to read here (Kaplan Press Release) and includes quotes from city council members. Kaplan states:
I am thankful for the opportunity to become a part of the Poplar Bluff Team. I intend to implement public management that is in line with best practices in the profession. I look forward to learning about the community’s priorities and providing a responsive, efficient and friendly government.