The Janesville, Wis., City Council has agreed to hire Army Col. Mark Freitag as city manager, despite the unconventional choice of a military member. He has impressed city staff, residents and an ad hoc committee with his leadership skills, confidence and intelligence. "He's a pretty dynamic guy," Councilman Brian Fitzgerald said. "It's pretty obvious he's a leader." Freitag is slated to start in December.
Published in Brief: