Karen Kovacs has assumed her position as our new City Manager effective June 7th. Karen has
come to Marquette from lower Michigan. She has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in
Applied Technology in Business from Oakland University. Karen has spent the last 10 years serving
communities of many sizes and financial states. The first three years were spent in municipalities under
emergency management. The last six years, she worked for the City of Milan, Mich., initially as the
City Finance Director/Treasurer and promoted to City Administrator in 2019. Prior to her transition to
municipal government, Karen worked as an Audit Associate for KPMG and a Governmental Accounting
Professional Consultant for Plante & Moran. Welcome, Karen!