Clermont’s new city manager breaks from retirement to live, work, play, and make a difference in Lake’s largest town.
- Born in Michigan
- Family includes dad Ronald Bulthuis, brothers Scott and Doug Bulthuis, and son Brandon Bulthuis
- Holds bachelor’s in business administration and master’s degree in public administration from Western Michigan University
I worked for 25 years as the city manager of Acworth, Georgia, before retiring in July 2021. Before that, I was city manager of Mount Morris, Michigan for six years, and assistant city manager of Whitehall, Michigan for three years.
I applied for the city manager position in Clermont because:
After retiring from Acworth, I was looking for a new challenge in a growing, dynamic community.
My favorite spots in Clermont include:
Waterfront Park and the South Lake Trail.
As city manager, I enjoy:
Being able to see projects develop from an idea to completion.
My vision/goal for Clermont:
I want to help with smart growth and provide the best possible services for our residents.
I am a member of:
The International City Management Association (ICMA), and the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA).
Favorite sports team:
The Atlanta Braves.
Four words that best describe me:
Open-minded. Purposeful. Pragmatic. Adventurous.
Best advice I’ve ever been given:
It’s OK to trust people.
Favorite destination I’ve traveled to:
The Grand Canyon, because of its vastness and sheer beauty.
On my bucket list:
A trip to Hawaii.
Words to live by:
Always do the right thing – no matter what.