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Posted: Thursday, 06 February 2014 1:00PM

EM Tony Saunders Picks Darwin Watson To Be Benton Harbor's Next City Manager

The City of Benton Harbor is taking another step closer to local control. Darwin Watson has been tapped as the next City Manager of the Benton Harbor, while Marja Winters was named Assistant City Manager and Community Economic Development Director.



Emergency Manager Tony Saunders says Winters is a Detroit native, and most recently served as Deputy Director of Planning and Development for that City. Watson, who is currently serving as Director of Public Works for Benton Harbor, will become City Manager next Monday. Winters' appointment is effective February 17. Saunders says there is no set-date when local control returns to Benton Harbor, but he does say soon.

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