The Southfield City Council
approved City Administrator Jim Scharret's recommendation to hire Frederick E. Zorn, Jr.
as the City's
new deputy city administrator at the October 6 city council meeting.
Mr. Zorn previously served as the executive director of housing and neighborhood development services for the city of Taylor.
Prior to that, Mr. Zorn served as the executive director of economic and development services and director of administration also for the city of Taylor.
Mr. Zorn served as the city administrator of the city of Melvindale prior to joining Taylor.
"Without question, Mr. Zorn
can â€˜hit the ground running' and be an immediate and viable asset to the city of Southfield," commented City Administrator Jim Scharret.
administrative skills can be put to use in a number of essential areas, including: budget and agenda preparation, management research, special projects, organizational development and strategic planning."
will begin employment with the city of Southfield on October 10 with an annual salary of $115,000.