FLINT, Michigan – Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced today that Arnold Brown has joined the City of Flint team as the new city services manager.
Brown is coming back to work at the City of Flint, having previously served in multiple positions over 25 years as tree trimmer, waste collector, forestry foreman, waste collection foreman, and waste collection coordinator.
“We are happy to have Arnold back with us to serve the residents of Flint,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “As we work to use the additional received funding, having his expertise is needed to maximize greater outcomes in areas such as blight for the residents of the great City of Flint.”
As city services manager, Brown will provide a variety of operational, administrative, communicative, information management, and logistical direction in the areas of blight elimination, forestry, parks and recreation, and transportation.
“I’m happy to get another opportunity to serve the residents in my hometown,” Arnold Brown said. “This work is a passion for me and I look forward to working together with the services staff staff, administration, council, residents, and community partners.”
Before coming back to Flint, Brown previously served the City of Clio schools as a maintenance coordinator. He oversaw building repairs, heating and cooling maintenance and repairs, maintenance of athletic fields, snow plowing and mowing. He also previously served as superintendent in the Department of Public Services for the City of Clio. In that role, he managed the daily operations in the provision of municipal services to the residents of Clio.
Brown attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and has a commercial driver’s license with a Class B endorsement.
Brown started earlier this week. His appointment is in accordance with the Flint City Charter of the Mayor’s appointment of executive staff.