April 20, 2021
Bernard Cooper, who served his entire, nearly 50-year career, in Norwood, Massachusetts. He was assistant general manager, 1979-2021; assistant to the general manager, 1973-78; and federal funds administrator, 1972-73.
April 13, 2021
Bo Moddelmog, assistant city manager, McPherson, KS, 2016-21; assistant city clerk, McPherson, KS, 2014-16; and management intern, McPherson, KS, 2013-14.
April 6, 2021
Jeffrey Straub, city administrator, Troy, MI, 2015-2021; assistant city manager, Taylor, TX, 2010-15; chief of police, Taylor, TX, 1999-2010; chief of police, McGregor, TX, 1997-99; and police officer, Temple, TX, 1982-97.
March 30, 2021
Robert Hauck, assistant city manager, Tomball, TX, 2014-21; chief of police, Tomball, TX, 2008-14; and police captain, Los Angeles, CA, 1988-2008.
March 9, 2021
Carolyn Lehr, city manager, Emeryville, CA, 2015-18; city manager, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 2007-14; city manager, Keego Harbor, MI, 2003-06; and city manager, Monte Sereno, CA, 1993-96.
Robert Svehla, city manager, Coon Rapids, MN, 1991-96; city manager, Independence, MO, 1989-90; assistant city manager, Independence, 1979-89; management services director, Independence, 1978-79; assistant to the city manager; Independence, 1976-78; and technical agent, Independence, 1974-76.
March 2, 2021
Peter Lydens, town manager, Lake Lure, NC, 1984-85; town administrator, Cornelius, NC, 1983-84; management assistance program administrator, Centralina Council of Governments, NC, 1979-81; city manager, Suffolk, VA, 1973-75; special assistant to the city manager, Winston Salem, NC, 1970; city manager, Gastonia, NC, 1966-70; city manager, Thomasville, NC, 1963-66; city manager, Mount Airy, NC, 1961-62; assistant to the city manager, Winston Salem, NC, 1958-61; and administrative assistant, Winston Salem, NC, 1956-58.
William Sinclair, city manager, St. Joseph, MI, 1978-96; city manager, Rochester, MI, 1965-78; and city engineer, Rochester, MI, 1964-65.
February 16, 2021
Robert Parkins, ICMA Life Member, served as deputy chief executive officer, Riverside, CA, 1999-2000; city manager, Palm Springs, CA, 1991-99; city manager, Miami Beach, FL, 1982-91; assistant city manager, Miami Beach, 1981-82; assistant to the city manager, Miami, 1979-81; director of citizens services, Miami, 1978-79; director of community affairs, Miami, 1976-78; management analyst, Miami, 1973-76; and police officer, Miami, FL, 1970-73.
February 2, 2021
John DeStefano, city manager, Follansbee, WV, 2004-21; and city councilman, Follansbee, 1995-2004.
January 12, 2021
George Schrader, city manager, Dallas, TX, 1973-81; assistant city manager, Dallas, TX, 1966-73; city manager, Mesquite, TX, 1959-66; city manager, Ennis, TX, 1957-59; administrative assistant to the city manager, San Angelo, TX, 1955-57; and administrative assistant and planner, San Angelo, TX, 1954-55. He served as ICMA President, 1979-80 and ICMA Regional Vice President, 1975-77.
December 8, 2020
Elizabeth Cheeks, city manager, Talladega, AL, 2018-20; and city clerk, Talladega, AL, 2015-18.
October 13, 2020
Carl Schwing, city manager, Bonita Springs, FL, 2011-18; assistant city manager, Cape Coral, FL, 2010-11; city manager, Cape Coral, FL, 2009-10; assistant city manager, Cape Coral, FL, 2005-2009; director of community development, Cape Coral, FL, 2002-05; city manager, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, 1997-2001; city manager, Richmond Heights, MO, 1988-97; city manager, St. John, MO, 1985-88; assistant to the city manager, Berkeley, MO, 1982-85; and finance officer, Manchester, MO, 1981-82.
October 6, 2020
Mark Durbin, ICMA Senior Advisor, 2010-19; city manager, Kissimmee, FL, 1987-2010; city administrator, Sedalia, MO, 1983-87; city administrator, Trenton, MO, 1981-83; assistant to the city manager, Ferguson, MO, 1979-81; urban analyst, Berkeley, MO, 1978; management intern, Flint, MI, 1977; and intern, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1977.
September 29, 2020
Robert Wherry, city manager, Lakeland, TN, 2001-13; city manager, Harrah, OK, 1988-01; city manager, Glenpool, OK, 1985-86; city manager, Yale, OK, 1981-85; assistant city manager, Herington, KS, 1980-81; community development director, Herington, KS, 1978-80; and administrative assistant, Liberal, KS, 1974-78.
Rodger Worthen, city administrator, Riverdale, UT, 2014-20; city manager, South Weber, UT, 2010-14; city administrator, Syracuse, UT, 2007-10; and community development director, Syracuse, UT, 1999-2006.
September 15, 2020
Byron G. Wilson, assistant city manager, Buena Park, CA, 1954-56; and city manager, Fairfield, CA, 1956-88.
September 8, 2020
Robert Rager, city administrator, Holdrege, NE, 1998-2020.
August 4, 2020
R. Powell Black, city manager, Sumter, SC, 1973-76; city manager, Florence, SC, 1960-73; city manager, Dothan, AL, 1958-60; city manager, Aiken, SC, 1955-58; city manager, Athens, TN, 1953-55; city manager, Jasper, AL, 1951-53; administrative assistant to the city manager, Alexandria, VA, 1950; and manager of veterans housing, Roanoke, VA, 1947-50.
H. George Frederickson, distinguished professor, University of Kansas, KS, 1987-2012. He was named an ICMA Honorary member in 1990.
July 28, 2020
Adam Edge, downtown and business development manager, Suwanee, GA, 2013-20; and senior program specialist, Atlanta Regional Commission, GA, 2010-13.
July 14, 2020
Carey Smith, city manager, Daytona Beach, FL, 1994-2002; city manager, Tarpon Springs, FL, 1990-94; special advisor, Hilton Head Island, SC, 1988; town manager, Hilton Head Island, SC, 1983-88; city manager, Myrtle Beach, SC, 1980-83; city administrator, North Augusta, SC, 1974-80; city manager, Dillon, SC, 1972-74; and assistant city manager, Spartanburg, SC, 1968-70.
July 7, 2020
Samuel Jones, town clerk, London, EN, 1991-96; chief executive officer, Leicestershire, EN, 1976-91; district attorney, Sheffield, EN, 1973-76; director of legal division, Coventry, EN, 1971-73; assistant town clerk, Bedford, EN, 1967-71; assistant solicitor, Macclesfield, EN, 1964-66; and articled clerk, Cheadle and Gatley, EN, 1961-64. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 1994-96.
June 16, 2020
Stephen Burrell, city manager, Hermosa Beach, CA, 1994-2012; city manager, Capitola, CA, 1979-93; assistant city manager, San Clemente, CA, 1976-79; and assistant to the city manager, Rolling Hills Estates, CA, 1973-76.
May 19, 2020
Severo Esquivel, city manager, Pomona, CA, 1994-2000; deputy city manager, San Diego, CA, 1988-94; deputy city manager, Phoenix, AZ, 1983-88; city administrator, Yuma, AZ, 1979-83; assistant city manager, Tacoma, WA, 1975-79; deputy city manager, Tacoma, WA, 1974-75; assistant to the city manager, Tacoma, WA, 1973-74; special assistant to the city manager, Tacoma, WA, 1972-73; and assistant surveyor, Visalia, CA, 1960-61. He was an ICMA Regional Vice President, 1976-77.
May 5, 2020
Mike Tinker, city manager, Jenks, OK, 2007-16; assistant city manager, Jenks, 2004-07; and city manager, Collinsville, OK, 2002-04.
April 28, 2020
Wendell Seldon, ICMA Senior Advisor, 1993-2014; city manager, Winchester, VA, 1967-86; and assistant city manager, Winchester, VA, 1947-67.
April 21, 2020
David S. Anderson, ICMA Senior Advisor, 1998-2014; city manager, Normal, IL, 1969-98; director of parks and recreation, Normal, IL, 1965-69; and assistant recreation superintendent, Iowa City, IA, 1961-65.
April 14, 2020
Lenda M. Crawford, assistant city manager, Vancouver, WA, 2016-20; executive director, Snohomish County, WA, 2014-16; deputy director, Seattle, WA, 2009-14; director of finance, Redmond, WA, 1987-2008; and staff accountant, Bellevue, WA, 1985-87.
Joseph Woith, city administrator, Morrison, IL, 1999-2007; city administrator, Fulton, IL, 1988-99; police chief, Olney, IL, 1979-1987; chief deputy, Mclean County, IL, 1975-78; police captain, Mclean County, 1969-75; police officer, Bloomington, IL, 1964-69; and public works employee, Bloomington, 1960-64.
March 17, 2020
John E. Moss Jr., town administrator, Bladensburg, MD, 2008-18; police chief, Bladensburg, MD, 2005-08; deputy police chief, Bladensburg, MD, 2004-05; deputy chief of police, Prince George’s County, MD, 1994-2008; and chief assistant sheriff, Prince George’s County, MD, 1998-2002.
March 10, 2020
Keith F. Mulrooney, city manager, Alexandria, VA, 1974-76; city manager, Claremont, CA, 1966-74; assistant city administrator, Pomona, CA, 1960-66; and administrative assistant, Pomona, CA, 1959-60.
February 18, 2020
Valerie Bradley, managing director of community services, Mesquite, TX, 2015-18; director of housing and community services, Mesquite, 2009-15; assistant to the city manager, Mesquite, 2008-09; senior management analyst, Mesquite, 2004-08; assistant to director of public works, Southlake, TX, 1999-2004; and teen court coordinator, Southlake, 1997-99.
January 14, 2020
George A. Caravalho, director, Dana Point Harbor Department, Orange County, CA, 2005-07; city manager, Riverside, CA, 2002-04; city manager, Santa Clarita, CA, 1988-2002; city manager, Bakersfield, CA, 1984-88; city manager, San Clemente, CA, 1980-84; assistant city manager, San Mateo, CA, 1974-80; special assistant to mayor, Seattle, WA, 1973-74; assistant city manager, Milpitas, CA, 1973; and assistant to the city manager, Milpitas, CA, 1969-73. He served as an ICMA Regional Vice President, 1993-95.
December 17, 2019
C. Samuel Kissinger, village manager, Indian Creek, FL, 2002-19; village manager, Key Biscayne, FL, 1992-2002; city manager, New Rochelle, NY, 1975-91; town manager, Enfield, CT, 1968-75; township manager, Whitehall, PA, 1964-68; and assistant borough manager, Pottstown, PA, 1959-64. Kissinger was scheduled to receive ICMA’s first-ever 60-year service award in Toronto at the 2020 conference.
December 3, 2019
Andy Anderson, city administrator, Mexico Beach, FL, 2019; director of economic development and external affairs, Palm Bay, FL, 2015-19; commissioner, Brevard County, FL, 2008-15; and councilmember, Palm Bay, FL, 2003-07.
November 12, 2019
Charles K. Luster spent his entire 35-year career serving Mesa, Arizona. He was city manager, 1979-2000; assistant city manager, 1976-79; public works director, 1965-76, and engineer, 1957-65.
Robert G. Pierce, village manager, Park Forest, IL 1962-1982; and city manager, Maryville, MO, 1957-1962.
October 29, 2019
Donald B. Cooper, city manager, Delray Beach, FL, 2015-16; city manager, Yakima, WA, 2011; city manager, Port St. Lucie, FL, 1991-2010; assistant city manager, Port St. Lucie, 1989-91; town manager, Castle Rock, CO, 1986-89; city administrator, Craig, CO, 1979-86; clerk/treasurer, Craig, 1978-79; administrative assistant, Craig, 1976-78; and administrative intern, Trinidad, CO, 1976.
October 22, 2019
John E. Arnold Sr., chief administrative officer, Topeka, KS, 1998-2002; city manager, Eureka, CA, 1992-95; executive director, E-470 Authority, Englewood, CO, 1986-91; city manager, Ft. Collins, 1977-85; city manager, Minot, ND, 1972-77; assistant city manager, Little Rock, AR, 1969-72; assistant city manager, Texarkana, TX, 1968-69; assistant city manager, Titusville, FL, 1967-68; administrative assistant, Texarkana, TX, 1965-67; and administrative assistant, Atchison, KS, 1962.
September 17, 2019
Allan R. Schell, city manager, Merced, CA, 1968-83; city manager, Roseville, CA, 1962-68; city manager, La Verne, CA 1959-62; assistant to the city manager, Hayward, CA, 1956-59; and administrative assistant, Oak Park, IL, 1954-1956.
August 6, 2019
Bryce A. Stuart, city manager, Winston-Salem, NC, 1980-2006; assistant city manager, Charlotte, NC, 1977-80; budget evaluation director, Charlotte, 1974-77; assistant budget director, Phoenix, AZ, 1970-74; and management assistant, Phoenix, 1965-70. He served as ICMA President, 1998-99; and ICMA Vice President, 1993-95.
John K. Wooner, city manager, McFarland, CA, 2012-19.
July 16, 2019
Rocco J. Longo, interim town administrator, East Bridgewater, MA, 2019; interim town administrator, Shirley, MA, 2018; town administrator, Marshfield, MA 2008-18; town manager, Billerica, MA, 2005-08; town manager, Duxbury, MA, 1994-05; town administrator, Northborough, MA, 1984-91; city manager, Wellsburg, WV, 1981-84; housing director, Parkersburg, WV, 1977-81; community development director, 1976-77.