2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

Congratulations to Joe Mangiamelli for receiving the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service!

ARTICLE | Apr 2, 2015

Joseph A. Mangiamelli attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha on a part time basis from 1967 to 1986 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, returning to the University in 1988, earned a master's In Public Administration in 1991. The part time student was a full time father and employee of the city of Omaha from 1972 to 2001.

Rising through the ranks of city service, he was able to complement his work duties with knowledge gained from coursework and brought first-hand experience to the classroom. His 22 years of diverse service in the Public Works Department prepared him for service in the Daub administration, 1995-2001, where he served as a department director and Executive Assistant to the Mayor. He was privileged to be assigned the difficult tasks envisioned by the Mayor's goals for Omaha.

He retired in 2001 and engaged for the next four years in volunteer service which was very rewarding but not challenging. In 2005 he was appointed City Administrator for Columbus. He continues to serve in numerous capacities with the League of Nebraska Municipalities, League Association of Risk Management and Nebraska City/County Management Association in addition to his duties in Columbus.  He is extremely excited to have been considered for the CPACS recognition.