Meet the City Manager
Yvonne became City Manager of White Cloud in July 2020. As City Manager, Yvonne oversees all City departments and works closely with the Mayor and Council on matters of importance to White Cloud. Yvonne’s goal is to make White Cloud citizens’ lives better every day and White Cloud a great place to make a living and make a life.
Yvonne brings 25 years of progressive local government experience and a strong passion for exemplary public service to her role as City Manager. The majority of Yvonne’s career has been spent managing Human Resources, Budgets, Grants and Purchasing for Eaton County as well as serving on City Council and as the Mayor of Charlotte, Michigan.
While serving the citizens of Charlotte, Yvonne was able to oversee and complete several projects. Some of the most notable include compiling the VISION 2025 Community Strategic Plan, assisting Charlotte in becoming a Main Street Community (Charlotte Rising), and leading the city to be named by Governor Snyder as one of the first Rising Tide Communities. She also was able to secure funding for a new pocket park (Time Piece Park), Beach Market Reconstruction (New Farmers Market and Entertainment Building), and new softball fields.
Yvonne wholeheartedly embraces the essential qualities of, character, competence, commitment and collaboration. Her leadership philosophy is built around achieving outcomes through teamwork, collaboration, and open and honest communication.
Yvonne has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Michigan University. She severs on numerous committees in White Cloud and aims to grow the city to better fit community needs.
Yvonne is married to her husband of 30 years, Wayne. They have five children and five grandchildren. She is excited to learn more about White Cloud and unleashing all it has to offer.