The City Manager’s Office is responsible for the executive management of the day to day operations of the City of St Clair Shores. The City Manager provides leadership, vision, and direction to all employees for accomplishing the goals and objectives of the City Council and our residents. The Manager works with City Council and administrative staff to implement strategic and financial planning objectives.
The City Manager’s Office serves in a highly visible capacity as an ambassador for the community by interacting and assisting with general concerns, problems or questions. The Manager works with Mayor and Council and city staff to respond to requests for information. Duties include general administration, organizational development, community relations, intergovernmental relations, council support/relations, and city budget and financial planning.
The City Manager’s Office is also responsible for the Human Resources and Labor Relations for all city employees.
Dustin Lent, City Manager, joined the City Manager's Team in July 2022. He previously served as Southgate's City Administrator where he had begun as their Parks & Recreation/DDA Director. Prior to that, Dustin was the Recreation Program Supervisor for the City of Adrian. Dustin graduated from Kent State University with a background in Business Administration and Sports and Recreation. Dustin has been involved in local government for over 15 years.
Michael Greene, Assistant City Manager, joined the City Manager's Team in January 2022. He previously worked for the City of Saline in multiple roles but most recently as their Assistant City Manager and Director of Community Development. Prior to that Mike served as the Village Manager in Three Oaks. Mike graduated from East Carolina University and Central Michigan University with a background in Local Government Management. Mike has been actively involved in local government for the past six years.
Natalie Turner has been the Executive Assistant in the Manager’s Office since 1999 and handles a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks for the City Manager’s Office ensuring and maintaining the smooth operation in all areas of the office while striving to deliver outstanding customer service.
The City Manager’s Office strives to achieve positive outcomes when residents request assistance on an issue or voice a concern and is proud to maintain an open-door policy.