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John Dan

is a native of West Branch.  He is a graduate of Ogemaw Heights High School and furthered his education at Michigan State University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Finance.

John worked 15 years for C.A. Hanes as the General Manager before accepting the position as the Clerk/Treasurer for the City of West Branch in the beginning of 2015.

John, his wife Jody and three daughters Alyssa, Ashlyn and Ally are members of Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church.  He enjoys being involved in sports, and has coached girls softball & basketball for several years on multiple skill levels.

John has served two different stints as Acting Manager for the City and was appointed City Manager by City Council on October 19, 2020.

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was born in Warren, Michigan and raised in Auburn Hills.  She graduated from Pontiac Catholic High School and went on to earn her certification in Bookkeeping from the Pontiac Business Institute holding a position on the Deans List throughout her education.  She later also earned her certification in Computer Technician from Kirtland Community College.

Michelle moved to West Branch in April 1995.  In October of that same year, she was hired by the City part-time as the Administrative Executive Assistant; a position she had held for almost 20 years.  As a part-time employee, Michelle held other employment positions over the years such as a Legal Secretary for a local law office, and many years as the Secretary for the Michigan State Police Drug Team.

In 2015, Michelle's many years of dedicated service to the City, and her extreme knowledge of the inter-office workings earned her a promotion to a full-time position as the City's Deputy Clerk/Treasurer.  In 2020, transitioned to the City's Treasurer.

Outside of spending time with her children, and grandchildren, Michelle also serves as the Co-President of the Ogemaw County Humane Society, Vice-President of the West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Board, and past Vice-President of the Ogemaw Football Boosters Board. 

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Amanda Stang

 and her family relocated from Muskogee, Oklahoma in August of 2019 where they resided for the last 12 years. She started with the City of West Branch on a temporary basis in September of 2019 and was hired on full time in January of 2020.  In 2020, Amanda  was promoted to the City's Clerk. Before coming to work for the City of West Branch, Amanda sold insurance as a sub-agent with Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance for 7 years. 

Amanda is married to a Michigan native and together they have 2 children, David & Kaleigh. She and her family enjoy spending time together, whether it's trying a new restaurant, competing at board games, exploring the different trails and sites of Michigan or just hanging out at the lake with their 2 dogs, Frankie and Bella.  

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City of West Branch
121 N. 4th St.
West Branch, MI 48661
Ph: 989-345-0500 / Fax: 989-345-4390