According to a release, Young suffered a stroke Monday. City officials announced Tuesday that he had been hospitalized.
Rockford’s City Council will meet Feb. 8 to determine an interim city manager, according to a Wednesday release.
Young served as city manager for more than 20 years, beginning in 1995 at the age of 28. According to a release, the Michael F. Young ’90, ’94 Scholarship Fund has been set up in his honor at Grand Valley State University.
“Rockford was truly fortunate to have Michael. He was a good leader and was always full of optimism,” Rockford Mayor Gerald Coon said in a release.
Funeral arrangements are pending.