Ken Tsuchiyama

Ken Tsuchiyama

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Experience

City Manager  - Battle Creek Community Foundation

City Manager  - City of Battle Creek, Michigan

Government Division Campaign Cabinet Chair  - United Way of Greater Battle Creek

Sheriff  - county

Taps Public Works Director  - Wiley

Education

bachelor's Degree  - civil engineering , Wayne State University

master's degree  - civil engineering , Wayne State University

Affiliations

Board Member  - Chamber

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Ken Tsuchiyama
Ken Tsuchiyama BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) - The city manager of Battle Creek is retiring, following in the footsteps of two other top city officials who vacated their positions in the last 10 months. City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama announced Wednesday he would retire on Feb. 21 after almost 29 years of service with the city. Tsuchiyama began his career with the city as a traffic engineer, and then transitioned to director of public works before becoming the assistant city manager, and ultimately, city manager. "I have had a wonderful career with the city," Tsuchiyama said. During the Battle Creek City Commission's Feb. 18 meeting, commissioners will vote to authorize a separation agreement between Tsuchiyama and the city, as well as to appoint Community Services Director Susan Bedsole as the interim city manager.

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The suit also said Hampton told former City Manager Ken Tsuchiyama about the relationship, and that Tsuchiyama also said it was OK because Alonso did not report to Saylor.
"Tsuchiyama told Saylor that if he applied for the permanent Chief position, 'Mayor Walters and others on the City Commission would disparage Saylor and Alonso by going to the media,'" the suit says. Saylor, Tsuchiyama and Battle Creek Relations Director Russ Claggett met following Hampton's retirement to discuss the situation regarding Saylor and Alonso's relationship. Claggett signed off on a plan to have Alonso report to Tsuchiyama rather than Saylor. The suit claims that's because Walters and Vice Mayor Deb Owens confronted Tsuchiyama about the relationship and plan to have Alonso report to him. In response, Tsuchiyama resigned on Feb. 5, according to the suit. "At about the same time, Scott Marshall, a member of BCPD and close friend of Derek Walters, told members of BCPD that there were "two down [Tsuchiyama and Hampton] and two to go [Alonso and Saylor].

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