CEDAR SPRINGS — The longtime manager of the city of Cedar Springs has left for another job, and the finance director will be filling in as interim city manager for now.
The Cedar Springs City Council recently appointed Finance Director/Treasurer Darla Falcon as the interim city manager after Mike Womack announced his resignation as city manager in March, effective Tuesday.
The name Falcon may sound familiar to some — Darla Falcon’s husband Mike Falcon is the village manager of Howard City and the Falcons both reside in the Greenville area.
According to The County Press newspaper, Womack will start his new job as manager of the city of Lapeer on May 8. Lapeer is about two hours southeast of Cedar Springs and has a population of about 9,000 people, compared to Cedar Springs’ population of about 3,500 people.
Womack was hired as city manager of Cedar Springs in 2016. He previously worked as an attorney in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
“I have been very fortunate and terribly thankful to serve as the Cedar Springs city manager, Womack wrote in his resignation letter. “I am moving to another community to be closer to my family.
“I am proud of what we have all been able to accomplish in my time here,” Womack wrote. “I am especially proud of working with the CBDT (Community Building Development Team) on the completion of the new library building and amphitheater building, the construction of the new fire station building, the development of the West Street industrial park, the investments in our roads, sidewalks, water, sewers and stormwater infrastructure, the redevelopment of our Downtown Development Authority, the ongoing economic successes of our business community and the renewal of our parks, including the Riggle Park dog area.”
Falcon, who has been the city’s finance director for almost seven years, will serve as interim city manager for at least 90 days as the City Council searches for a new manager.
“The position of city manager isn’t new to me,” Falcon said. “I have nearly 30 years of hands-on budgeting, management and leadership experience in municipal government. I can’t wait to continue to use this experience to not only keep things going, but to continue to bring Cedar Springs forward.”
Falcon can be contacted at (616) 696-1330 ext. 103 or at [email protected] via email.
The Cedar Springs City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Visit cityofcedarsprings.org for more information.