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      Snyder appoints Mike Bown as emergency manager in Flint

      Mike Brown resumes emergency manager duties on July 4, 2013.

      Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Mike Brown to succeed Ed Kurtz as emergency manager in Flint.

      Brown -- who is serving as city administrator under Kurtz -- will take over as emergency manager on July 4th. Kurtz will retire the day befoe.

      Brown was originally appointed as Flint's emergency manager under Public Act 4 of 2011. He was ineligible to serve in that position when the act was suspended in August of 2012.

      In a statement sent to NBC 25, Brown said: "Since December 2011, this receivership process has taken several twists and turns; one of our main goals has been to maintain continuity throughout. We have an excellent administrative team. Ed Kurtz has provided effective leadership of that team for the past 11 months. It has been a pleasure to work with him as we have implemented our plan to restore financial solvency to the city of Flint.

      I am pleased that the governor has the confidence in me to re-appoint me as Emergency Manager. We still have a formidable task ahead to keep the city on a path toward solvency. It is my hope that Mr. Kurtz will remain as part of our team in some capacity, even if it is as a volunteer."

      Kurtz has said that Flint faces a $19.1 million deficit from 2012.