May 3, 2022
Earlene Teaster, city manager, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, was recognized at the TCMA Spring Conference for 60 years of service to the community. She started in 1961 as city clerk and became city manager in 1980. She was the first female city manager in the state of Tennessee.
April 19, 2022
Charles Penny, city manager, Statesboro, Georgia, was recognized April 8 at a ceremony where the lobby of the Rocky Mount Event Center, North Carolina, was named in his honor. When Penny was city manager of Rocky Mount, he strongly advocated for and oversaw the construction of the massive multi-purpose facility.
July 6, 2021
The following ICMA members were recipients of Florida City and County Management Association annual awards:
- Russell Blackburn, city manager, Port St. Lucie, received the Michael J. Roberto Award for Career Development.
- Daniel Clark, town manager, Lake Clarke Shores, received the If You Care, You Do! Award.
- Robert Green, former city manager, Auburndale, received the Richard Simmons Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Robert LaSala, senior advisor, ICMA, received the Senior Advisor Award.
- Lori LaVerriere, city manager, Boynton Beach, received the Lifesaver Award.
- Shannon Lewis, city manager, Melbourne, received the Outgoing Executive Board Award.
- Micah Maxwell, assistant city manager, Clearwater, received the President's Gavel Plaque Award.
- William Neron, senior advisor, ICMA, received the Senior Advisor Award.
- Adam Reichbach, assistant city manager, Hollywood, received the Assistant for Excellence in Leadership Award.
- Mark Ryan, city manager, Indian Harbour Beach, received the If You Care, You Do! Award.
- Matthew Spoor, city manager, Safety Harbor, received the Professional Management Matters Award.
June 15, 2021
Robert Green, former city manager, Auburndale, FL, was presented the Richard Simmons Lifetime Achievement Award by the Florida City and County Management Association.
June 8, 2021
Mark Watson, city manager, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was inducted as a University of Tennessee (UT) Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) Fellow in Professional Practice. The purpose of the award is to recognize in a more formal, public way, the tremendous contributions that distinguished practitioners make to the advanced professional education and training of UT MPPA students.
April 6, 2021
The following ICMA members were recipients of Colorado City and County Management Association annual awards in March:
- Jane Brautigam, former city manager, Boulder, received the Mark Achen Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Pamela Davis, assistant city manager, Boulder, received the Trailblazer of the Year Award.
- Travis Elliott, assistant town manager, Snowmass Village, received the Assistant of the Year Award.
- Jennifer Ooton, assistant city manager, Glenwood Springs, received the Assistant of the Year Award.
- Brandy Reitter, town manager, Eagle, received the Manager of the Year Award.
- Sandra Seader, assistant city manager, Longmont, received the Assistant of the Year Award.
- Jeffrey Shroll, county manager, Eagle County, received the Manager of the Year Award.
March 2, 2021
Stephen Erno, neighborhood services manager, Chandler, Arizona, was presented the Rachel Hut Bremen Associate’s Award for Excellence by the Arizona City/County Management Association.
Larry Rains, city manager, Casa Grande, Arizona, was presented the John J. DeBolske Professional Excellence Award by the Arizona City/County Management Association.
January 12, 2021
Gretchen DiFante, city manager, Pelham, Alabama, was presented the Shelby County 2020 Public Servant of the Year Award by the Shelby County Chamber.
Darren Gray, county administrator, Orange County, Florida, was presented the key of Clermont by mayor Tim Murry.
December 8, 2020
David Smoak, town administrator, Farragut, Tennessee, was presented the City Manager of the Year award by the Tennessee City Management Association in November.
November 24, 2020
C. Seth Sumner, city manager, Athens, Tennessee, was presented the 2020 Award for Municipal Excellence by the Tennessee City Management Association.
November 3, 2020
Peter Crichton, retired city manager, Auburn, Maine, was presented the Manager of the Year Award by the Maine Town, City, and County Management Association in October.
October 27, 2020
John Russo, retired city manager, Irvine, California, was presented the 2020 Past Presidents’ Lifetime Achievement Award by the League of California Cities at its annual conference and expo.
July 21, 2020
Michael Stavres, assistant city manager, Winter Haven, Florida, was presented the 2020 Assistant for Excellence in Leadership Award by the Florida City and County Management Association.
May 26, 2020
Ron Bowman, city manager, Boerne, Texas, was presented the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas City Management Association.
Matthew Watkins, town administrator, Bloomfield, N.J., was one of 33 members appointed to the NJ Restart and Recovery Advisory Council, which brings together leaders from diverse industry groups and community organizations throughout New Jersey to advise state leadership on economic matters impacted by COVID-19.
Mark Wendling, city manager, Fairfield, Ohio, was presented the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Northern Kentucky University’s Master of Public Administration Program at its Spring Awards Banquet.
April 7, 2020
Christine Myers, city administrator, Papillion, Nebraska, received the Mayor’s Outstanding Achievement Award at the city's Annual Employee Appreciation Banquet on February 28. The mayor credited Myers with having a hand in almost all major development in the city over nearly the past three decades, from negotiations to financial analysis.
March 31, 2020
Howard Chambers, city manager, Lakewood, California, was presented the Legends of Lakewood Award by the city of Lakewood on February 10 at its 65th anniversary commemoration for his record 41 years of service as Lakewood’s city manager.
March 3, 2020
W. Lane Bailey, city manager, Salisbury, North Carolina, and ICMA Regional Vice President, has received the John Whitehurst Service Award from the North Carolina City & County Management Association. The award honors North Carolina managers who follow Whitehurst’s example of consistency and diligence in his support of all local government professionals.
Scott Neal, city manager, Edina, Minnesota, received a Traeger Award from Engaging Local Government Leaders. The Traeger Award recognizes the top influencers in local government.
February 25, 2020
Jane Brautigam, ICMA President and city manager, Boulder, Colorado, has been named the 2020 Manager of the Year by the Colorado City and County Managers Association (CCCMA). Brautigam was recognized for her outstanding contribution to local government and exceptional leadership in Boulder, the state, and beyond.
February 11, 2020
The city of Germantown, Tennessee (Patrick Lawton, ICMA-CM, city administrator), has been awarded the 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The city is one of only four municipalities nationwide to have ever received the award. A presidential-level honor, the award recognizes exemplary U.S. organizations and businesses that demonstrate an unceasing drive for radical innovation, thoughtful leadership, and administrative improvement. The award was developed in the late 1980s by the Department of Commerce to facilitate competition among U.S. companies. The award is the highest level of recognition for performance excellence that a U.S. organization can receive.
October 29, 2019
Matthew T. Mardesen, city administrator, Nevada, Iowa, has been named Manager of the Year by the Iowa City/County Management Association. The award honors administrators whose accomplishments and superior work performance represent the “best possible application of management principles and whose creative contributions to professional local government management increases public awareness of the value of professional management to the quality of life in our communities."
Gary D. Milliman, Life Member, was presented the prestigious Herman Kehrli Award during the League of Oregon Cities’ 94th Annual Conference in Bend, Oregon. The award is given to a city employee who has made exceptional contributions to city government in Oregon, producing lasting benefits for their community. Over a 45-year career in public service, Milliman has exemplified the highest standards in local government leadership.
Kristy Rogers, town manager, Milton, Delaware, has been named the state’s town manager of the year by the Delaware League of Local Governments.
September 24, 2019
C. Seth Sumner, city manager of Athens, Tennessee, has been selected as a member of the prestigious Leadership Tennessee program. He will spend the next year engaging in collaborative, nonpartisan dialogue on issues of statewide importance.
September 10, 2019
Janice M. Baker, city manager and chief administrative officer of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, received the 2019 Vanier Medal for her contributions to public service in Canada. Janice is the first municipal official in 25 years to receive the medal.
August 27, 2019
Catherine M. Conlow, an ICMA member for 30 years and the city manager of Bangor, Maine, was presented with the Manager of the Year Award by the Maine Town, City, and County Management Association.
Darren S. Gray, city manager of Clermont, Florida, has been selected to participate in the 2019-2020 class of Leadership Florida.