Meet the Staff
Darwin McClary, City Manager
City Manager Darwin McClary joined the City of Ypsilanti management team on February 27, 2017. Darwin is a Michigan native who was born in Rochester Hills and grew up in Rochester and Oxford. Both sides of his family came to Michigan from Ohio in the 1850s, and several of his great grandfathers are Michigan Civil War veterans. He traces several lines of his family back to Massachusetts in the 1630s.
Darwin graduated from Oxford High School in 1984 and attended Siena Heights College in Adrian, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in human services with a concentration in public administration with honors. He also possesses a Master of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University with high honors. He has served as a municipal manager for several Michigan communities, most recently as Village Manager for the Village of Lake Orion. Darwin is passionate about social, environmental, and economic justice and believes strongly in advancing collaborative leadership principles in his work as a public servant. He has an unwavering dedication to the ideals of honesty, integrity, trust, and transparency in government. Darwin is a proud member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Michigan Municipal Executives (MME), and Michigan Public Employer Labor Relations Association (MPELRA).
Darwin and his husband, Steven, have four sons, Aleksandr, Shane, Aran, and Maksim. Steven is an accomplished educator and novelist. In his spare time, Darwin enjoys fishing, canoeing, swimming, tennis, whirlyball, genealogy, and, especially, spending time with his family.
Nan Schuette, Executive Secretary
Nan has been employed by the City since June 1994. She was originally Secretary of the Planning Department and after cutbacks at the City, she took on the responsibility as Executive Secretary for the City Manager and Planning Department.
Nan’s previous positions include Administrative Assistant at Domino’s World Headquarters and Administrative Assistant at Clark Equipment Company in Jackson, Michigan. She has an Associate Degree in Business Management from Jackson Community College and has completed a number of other courses including the Dale Carnegie and Professional Secretary Courses.
Courtney has been an intern for the City of Ypsilanti since February 2017. Originally from Alpena, Michigan, Courtney is a senior at Eastern Michigan University studying Public and Nonprofit Administration with a minor in Music. Outside of her internship, Courtney works at the EMU Student Center as a Building Manager and an Audio Visual Technician. At EMU, she is also the President of the Student Employee Advisory Committee. After graduation, Courtney plans to continue her education and to pursue a Master of Public Administration degree.