The Leelanau Enterprise reported that last Tuesday night Leelanau commissioners voted 7-0 to hire Chet Janik as County administrator. He's the seventh county administrator since the position was established in 1985 and will resign his current position as superintendent at Charlevoix Public Schools. They add that:
Janik, who immigrated to Cedar in 1961 with his family at the age of 5, will receive an annual salary of $73,780, which along with benefits raised his overall compensation over $80,000.
...Janik started his professional career as an administrator at the age of 23 with Northwestern Michigan College, and previously served as superintendent in Buckley before accepting the Charlevoix position.
Proud of his heritage, Janik couldn’t help but comment about paczkis being gobbled up by officials and residents during a short break in the meeting agenda that allowed he and Van Pelt to sign his contract.