April 16, 2024

Gerald “Jerry” Fox, ICMA Life member; served as county manager, Mecklenburg County, NC, 1980-2000; city manager, Wichita Falls, TX, 1969-80; city manager, Fayetteville, AR, 1966-69; city manager, Camden, AR, 1963-66; city manager, Ennis, TX, 1959-63; and administrative assistant, San Antonio, TX, 1957-59. He was an ICMA Regional Vice President, 1973–75.

Jennifer Sparacino, ICMA Life member; served her entire career in Santa Clara, CA, as city manager, 1987-2012; deputy city manager, 1983-87; administrative assistant, 1979-83; and program coordinator/assistant director of community recreation, 1976-79.


April 9, 2024

ICMA learned that Cathryn “Cathie” Thomas passed away suddenly in September 2023 shortly after retiring. She served as village administrator, East Aurora, NY, 2018-23; borough manager, New Hope, PA, 2016-18; borough manager, Stroudsburg, PA, 2013-16; and city administrator, New Castle, DE, 2006-13.


April 2, 2024

ICMA recently learned that James Roberts passed away in May 2023. He served as county administrator, Monroe County, FL, 1993-2004; borough administrator, Mountainside, NJ, 1982-93; director of public services, Morristown, NJ, 1980-82; and director of community development, Morris County, NJ, 1969-78.


February 6, 2024

David Hankerson, served his entire local government career in Cobb County, Georgia, beginning in 1984. He served as county manager, 1993-2017; director of community development, 1992-93; director of development and inspections, 1989-92; and manager of development control, 1984-89.  


January 30, 2024

Lyle Wray, executive director, Capitol Region Council of Governments, CT, 2004-21; executive director, Citizens League, MN, 1992-2003; county administrator, Dakota County, MN, 1987-92; and human services director, Dakota County, MN, 1986-87.


January 16, 2024

ICMA just learned that Dennis Stepke passed away in March 2023. He served as city manager, North Muskegon, MI, 1980-2014; administrator, Apex, NC, 1977-79; city superintendent, East Jordan, MI, 1971-77; and engineering aid II, Wyoming, MI, 1965-71.


January 9, 2024

Stephen Raper, ICMA Life member served as city manager, Rocky Mount, NC, 1995-2010; assistant city manager, Rocky Mount, 1994-95; city manager, Kingston, NC, 1985-94; city manager, Hendersonville, TN, 1983-85; city manager, Henderson, NC, 1979-83; assistant city manager, Rocky Mount, NC, 1979; and administrative assistant to the city manager, Rocky Mount, 1975-79.

Donald Stilwell, ICMA Life member served as town manager, Fort Myers Beach, FL, 2014-16; county manager, Lee County, FL, 1993-2009; county administrator, Washington County, OR, 1983-86; county administrator, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1977-83; county administrator, Del Norte County, CA, 1974-77; city manager, Woodburn, OR, 1972-74; and assistant director of administration and finance, Springfield, OR, 1970-72.


November 28, 2023

Robert B. Morris, ICMA Life member served as ICMA Senior Advisor, 1991-96; marketing consultant, ICMA-RC, 1990-91; director of training services, ICMA-RC, 1986-90; Midwest manager, ICMA-RC, 1982-86; village manager, Glencoe, IL, 1951-82; assistant village manager, Glencoe, IL, 1949-51; ICMA staff, 1948-49; and assistant to the city manager, Albert Lea, MN, 1947-48. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 1965-67.


November 7, 2023

Betsy Sherman served ICMA from 1978 to 2016 as senior associate, 2011-16; director of member services, 1987-2011; director of business services, 1984-87; deputy director of information services and acting director of member services, 1983-84; and director of management information services, 1978-83.


October 24, 2023

Frank Faison, ICMA Life member; city manager, Lynn Haven, FL, 1991-92; city manager, Sanford, FL, 1985-91; county manager, Henrico County, VA, 1978-84; city manager, Pensacola, FL, 1971-78; city manager, Danville, VA, 1967-71; village manager, La Grange Park, IL, 1961-67; public works superintendent, St. Charles, IL, 1959-61; and administrative assistant, La Grange Park, IL, 1956-59.

Bruce Moore, who spent his entire local government in Little Rock, AR, as city manager, 2002-23; assistant city manager, 1999-2002; assistant to the mayor, 1995-99; and administrative assistant, 1994-95. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 2009-12; NFBPA President, 2015-17; and ACMA President, 2005-06.


October 17, 2023

P. C. “Mac” McLaurin Jr., local government specialist, Mississippi State University, MS, 1989-2010; chief administrative officer, Starkville, MS, 1978-89; coordinator for community planning and development, Starkville, MS, 1975-78; and professor, Mississippi State University, MS, 1965-75.


October 10, 2023

Christine Burns, village manager, Spring Lake, MI, 2012-23; city manager, Cedar Springs, MI, 2007-12; assistant manager, clerk, and treasurer, Oxford, MI, 2005-07; and city clerk, Clare, MI, 1991-2005.


September 19, 2023

Matthew Kridler, ICMA Life member; ICMA Senior Advisor, 2011-18; city manager, Springfield, OH, 1988-2008; municipal manager, Bethel Park, PA, 1983-88; assistant city manager, Bethel Park, PA, 1976-83; and administrative assistant, Indiana County, PA, 1974.


August 1, 2023

ICMA just learned that Rod Oxley, passed away in March 2022. He was an ICMA Life member; chief executive officer, Wollongong City Council, AU, Australia, 1987-2007; deputy town clerk, Wollongong City Council, 1986-87; city treasurer, Wollongong City Council, 1980-86; deputy chief executive officer, Port Kembla, AU, Australia, 1976-80; revenue accountant, St. George County Council, AU, Australia, 1972-76; and clerk/trainee accountant, Illawarra County Council, AU, Australia, 1965-72. ICMA Regional Vice President, 2003–06.

Mary Strenn, ICMA Life member; ICMA Senior Advisor, 2014-23; interim city manager, Huntington Park, CA, 2012; interim city manager, South Gate, CA, 2007; city manager, El Segundo, CA, 1998-2005; interim city manager, Ceres, CA, 1998; city administrator, San Fernando, CA, 1990-97; assistant city manager, Bakersfield, CA, 1987-89; deputy city manager, Bakersfield, 1985-87; assistant city manager, Peoria, IL, 1983-85; assistant to the city manager, Peoria, 1981-83; community development planner, Peoria, 1980-81; and urban planner, Peoria, 1977-80.


July 11, 2023

Samual Halter, ICMA Life member; ICMA senior advisor, 2005-15; chief administrative officer, Tampa, FL, 1995-2003; city manager, Melbourne, FL, 1978-94; assistant city manager, Savannah, GA, 1971-78; city administrator, Miami Springs, FL, 1968-71; assistant city manager, Savannah, GA, 1968; planning, programming, and budget director, Savannah, 1967; research and budget director, Savannah, 1964-66; administrative analyst, Philadelphia, PA, 1963-64; and administrative intern, Philadelphia, 1962-63.

David Krings, ICMA Life member; county administrator, Hamilton County, OH, 1991-2005; county administrator, Peoria County, IL, 1983-91; and executive assistant, Ramsey County, MN, 1979-83. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 1996-99 and ICMA President 2003-04.

Walter Slipe, ICMA Life member; city manager, Sacramento, CA, 1976-93; assistant city manager, Sacramento, 1969-76; deputy chief administrative officer, Fresno, CA, 1966-69; senior planner, Fresno, 1962-65; and associate planner, Bakersfield, CA, 1959-61.


June 27, 2023

Bruce Romer, ICMA Life member; chief administrative officer, Montgomery County, MD, 1995-2007; city manager, Rockville, MD, 1988-95; city administrator, Davenport, IA, 1982-88; city manager, Sidney, OH, 1977-82; city manager, Brighton, MI, 1968-77; assistant township manager, Tredyffrin Township, PA, 1968; and assistant to the township manager, Tredyffrin Township, PA, 1967. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 1996-98, and ICMA President 2000-01.

Maureen Godsey Valente, town manager, Sudbury, MA, 2000-15; interim town manager/director of finance, Sudbury, MA, 1999-2000; director of finance, Sudbury, MA, 1997-99; revenue officer, Lexington, MA, 1992-97; assistant treasurer, Concord, MA, 1990-92; and ICMA staff, Washington, DC, 1979-84. 


June 20, 2023

James Pitts, ICMA Life member; town manager, Bow, NH, 2002-10; town administrator, Pelham, NH, 1999-2002; city manager, Franklin, NH, 1993-99; acting town manager, Merrimack, NH, 1992-93; and administrative services officer, Merrimack, NH, 1988-92.


June 13, 2023

Larry Paine, ICMA Senior Advisor, 2020-23; city administrator, Hillsboro, KS, 2007-20; city manager, Concordia, KS, 2003-07; city administrator, Baldwin, KS, 1998-2003; town manager, Cave Creek, AZ, 1995-98; city administrator, Jerome, ID, 1990-95; principal management assistant, Chula Vista, CA, 1986-90; principal management analyst, Chula Vista, CA, 1985-86; management analyst II, Yuma, AZ, 1980-85; and budget analyst II, Tacoma, WA, 1973-79.


May 23, 2023

Timothy Burgess, deputy county manager, New Hanover County, NC, 2019-23; assistant county manager, New Hanover County, 2012-19; assistant county manager, Alamance County, NC, 2007-12; town manager, Wendell, NC, 2002-07; and administrative assistant to the town manager, Wendell, NC, 2001-02.


March 28, 2023

Rick Honeycutt, ICMA Life member; assistant county manager, Haywood County, NC, 2001-07; assistant to county manager, Haywood County, 1999-2001, county manager, Cherokee County, NC, 1995-98; county manager, Macon County, NC, 1992-95; assistant county manager, Alamance County, NC, 1979-92; county manager, Caswell County, NC, 1975-78; town manager, Gibsonville, NC, 1973-75; and assistant town manager, Chapel Hill, NC, 1970-71.


March 21, 2023

Gary Mayerhofer, city manager, Crystal Lake, IL, 2003-23; assistant village administrator, Libertyville, IL, 1995-2003; assistant to the city manager, Highland Park, IL, 1991-95; administrative intern, Wheeling, IL, 1989-91; and intern, Niles, IL, 1987.

Julie Robinson, city manager, Spring Valley Village, TX, 2017-23; city manager, Dickinson, TX, 2007-17; city manager, Oak Point, TX, 2003-07; assistant to the city manager, Plano, TX, 1999-2003; and legal assistant, Plano, 1995-99.

January 31, 2023

Russell Blount, deputy city manager, Fife, WA, 2018-23; public works director, Fife, 2001-18; and public works director, Eatonville, WA, 1996-2001.


January 10, 2023

Jack Noble, city manager, Stuart, FL, 1986-92; assistant county administrator, Martin County, FL, 1985-86; budget officer, Martin County, 1983-85; county administrator, Martin County, 1971-79; administrative assistant, West Palm Beach, FL, 1969-71, and city clerk, West Palm Beach, 1967-69.


December 6, 2022

Robert Irvin Jr., ICMA Life member; village manager, Barrington, IL, 1997-2003; city administrator, St. Peters, MO, 1978-97; city administrator, Union, SC, 1975-78; administrative assistant to the city manager, Greenville, SC, 1974-75; director of public works, Florence, SC, 1973-74; and assistant police chief, Hartsville, SC, 1971-73.


November 29, 2022

Charles Coates, ICMA Life member; city manager, Bowling Green, KY, 1977-2005; city manager, Muscatine, IA, 1971-77; assistant city manager, Saginaw, MI, 1970-71; and administrative assistant, Saginaw, 1966-70.

Cole Hendrix, ICMA Senior Advisor, 1998-2014; city manager, Charlottesville, VA, 1971-95; assistant city manager, Kansas City, MO, 1968-69; personnel director, Kansas City, 1964-68; city manager, Gladstone, MO, 1961-64; city manager, Marceline, MO, 1959-61; and administrative assistant to the city manager, San Angelo, TX, 1957-59. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 1978-80.


November 15, 2022

Greg Bielawski, ICMA Distinguished Service Award recipient, 2011; ICMA Senior Advisor, 2002-22; ICMA Senior Advisor program coordinator, 2005-22; village manager, Carol Stream, IL, 1980-2002; and assistant city manager, Naperville, IL, 1973-80.


October 11, 2022

Philip Alleyne, city manager, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, 2016–22; and public works director, Lauderdale Lakes, 2006-2016.

Paul Nicholson, city manager, Streator, IL, 2007-14; interim village administrator, East Dundee, 2006-07; interim village manager, Manteno, IL, 2004-05; city manager, Streator, IL, 2000-03; city manager, Charleston, IL, 1997-98; village manager, Barrington, IL, 1993-97; village manager, Western Springs, IL, 1976-93; assistant city manager, DeKalb, IL, 1972-76; and administrative assistant, DeKalb, IL, 1971-72.  


September 27, 2022

Peter G. Lombardi, ICMA Senior Advisor, 2012-15; village manager, Pinecrest, FL, 1996-2011; city manager, Treasure Island, FL, 1979-96; town manager, Hampton, NH, 1972-78; city manager, Claremont, NH, 1970-72; assistant town manager, Newington, CT, 1970; administrative assistant, Plainville, CT, 1968-70; and administrative intern, Bloomfield, CT, 1967-68.

O. Wendell White, city manager, Charlotte, NC, 1981-96; city manager, Hampton, VA, 1975-81; assistant city manager, Hampton, VA, 1961-75; and town manager, Grundy, VA, 1959-61.


September 20, 2022

Ronald R. Bates, ICMA Senior Advisor, 2014-20; city manager, Pico Rivera, CA, 2011-14; city manager, South Gate, CA, 2007-11; city manager, La Habra Heights, CA, 2005-07; assistant city manager, Anaheim, CA, 1984-88; city manager, Buena Park, CA, 1981-84; assistant director of general services, Orange County, CA, 1975-81; budget director, Orange County, CA, 1973-75; administrative analyst, Los Angeles, CA, 1972-73; and administrative assistant, Los Angeles, CA, 1969-70.


August 16, 2022

John H. Eckenroad III, village manager, Northfield, IL, 1970-90; and assistant village manager, LaGrange Park, IL, 1967-69. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 1982-84.


August 2, 2022

Willie A. Best, assistant county manager, Orange County, NC, 2007-11; county manager, Guilford County, NC, 2003-06; deputy county manager, Guilford County, 2003; assistant city manager, Falls Church, VA, 2000-03; general manager, Falls Church, 1998-2000; county manager, Robeson County, NC, 1995-98; interim county manager, Wilson County, NC, 1992-93; assistant county manager, Wilson County, 1991-92; assistant to county manager, Wilson County, 1987-91; program analyst, Raleigh, NC, 1984-87; and finance officer, Gaston, NC, 1982-84.

July 26, 2022

James W. “Jim” Freeman, ICMA Senior Advisor since 2017; city manager, Havelock, NC, 2005-13; town manager, Roxboro, NC, 2000-04; and town manager, Elizabethtown, NC, 1980-2000.

July 5, 2022

Michael Kardoes, city manager, Livingston, MT, 2017-22.

June 28, 2022

Sharon M. Anselmo spent her entire local government career in Maitland, FL, serving as city manager, 2016-22; assistant city manager, 2012-16; management service director, 2008-12; finance manager, 2002-08; and finance manager accountant, 1996-2000.

June 21, 2022

B. Cowles “Coles” Mallory, ICMA Life member; city administrator, Davenport, IA, 1988-96; city manager, Ogden, UT, 1981-88; planning and development administrator, Portland, OR, 1979-81; public works administrator, Portland, OR, 1975-79; city manager, Newport, RI, 1968-75; city manager, Paducah, KY, 1965-68; borough manager, Lewistown, PA, 1962-65; and town manager, Pearisburg, VA, 1960-62.

Wayne Marquis, ICMA Life member, served Danvers, MA, for his entire career: town manager, 1979-2014; assistant town manager, 1977-79; and administrative intern, 1975-77.

Joel D. Valdez, ICMA Life member; ICMA Distinguished Service Award recipient, 2018; LGHN founding father; city manager, Tucson, AZ, 1974-90; assistant city manager, Tucson, 1971-74; administrative assistant, Tucson, 1966-71; director of juvenile court detention center, Pima County, AZ, 1963-66; supervisor/probation officer, Pima County, 1961-63; and probation officer, Pima County, 1958-61. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 1981-83.

June 14, 2022

Corwin S. “Corky” Elwell, ICMA Life member; ICMA Senior Advisor, 1988-2014; town manager, Brattleboro, VT, 1960-89; town manager, Essex, VT, 1955-60; and town manager, Bethel, VT, 1953-55. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 1966-68.

Robert L. “Bob” Haarman, ICMA Life member; city administrator, Sauk Rapids, MN, 1980-2000; city manager, Waseca, MN, 1973-79; city administrator, Worthington, MN, 1973; city manager, Ishpeming, MI, 1970-73; administrative assistant, Brooklyn Center, MN, 1968-70; and administrative analyst, St. Paul, MN, 1968.

Kenneth W. Marabella, ICMA Life member; village administrator, Mundelein, IL, 1975-2005; grants coordinator, Lake County, IL, 1974-75; and research analyst, Lake County, IL, 1973-74.


June 7, 2022

Aaron M. Sather, management analyst III, Dakota County, MN, 2021-22; and ICMA local government management fellow, Dakota County, MN, 2019-21.


May 17, 2022

Jess R. Soltess, ICMA Life Member, served as city manager, Ferndale, MI, 1978-95; and director of community development and services, Ferndale, 1971-78.


May 10, 2022

Bob Hart, city manager, Corinth, TX, 2017-22; city manager, Kennedale, TX, 2007-17; city manager, Huntsville, TX, 2000-03; city manager, Georgetown, TX, 1989-2000; city manager, Pampa, TX, 1985-89; city manager, Sweetwater, TX, 1982-85; city administrator, Sundown, TX, 1980-82; administrative analyst, Claremont, CA, 1979-80; administrative assistant, Grapevine, TX, 1978-79; director of parks and recreation, Grapevine, 1975-78; and superintendent of recreation, Grapevine, 1975.


May 3, 2022

David M. Campbell, chief deputy assessor, Lewis County, WA, 2018–22; city manager, Longview, WA, 2015–18; assistant city manager/parks and recreation director, Longview, WA, 2005–15; city manager, Chehalis, WA, 1988–2005; interim city manager, Springfield, OR, 1986; assistant city manager, Springfield, OR, 1985–88; administrative analyst, Springfield, OR, 1981–85; management assistant, Phoenix, AZ, 1980–81; management intern, Phoenix, AZ, 1979–1980; and administrative intern, Cleveland, OH, 1978.

Ted Tedesco, city manager, San Jose, CA, 1973–78; city manager, Boulder, CO, 1967–73; city manager, Enfield, CT, 1963–67; city manager, Elm Grove, WI, 1959–63; and administrative assistant, Park Forest, IL, 1958–59.


April 12, 2022

Denise L. Breder, town administrator, Perryville, MD, 2005 - 21; and assistant town administrator/finance director, Perryville, MD, 1998–2005.

Robert A. Shapiro, assistant village manager/finance director, Friendship Heights, MD, 1996–2021.


March 1, 2022

G. Tracy Williams, ICMA Senior Advisor, 2008-16; city manager, West Carrollton, OH, 1977-2007; city manager, Manitou Springs, CO, 1975-77; administrative assistant, Casa Grande, AZ, 1973-75; and administrative intern, Porterville, CA, 1972.


February 15, 2022

Alan L. Harris, general manager corporate services, Wetaskiwin, AB, Canada, 2021-22; chief administrative officer, Smithers, BC, 2019-21; general manager corporate services, Beaumont, AB, 2012-19; chief administrative officer, Sicamous, BC, 2008-12; chief financial officer, North Okanagan Region, BC, 2001-08; and director of finance, Sicamous, BC, 1997-2001.


February 8, 2022

Robert “Bob” McEvoy, county manager, Schenectady County, NY, 1978-2000; city manager, Rye, NY, 1976-77; and village manager, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 1971-76. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 1985-87.


February 1, 2022

Charles “Chuck” Anderson, executive director, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), TX, 1986-92; city manager, Dallas, TX, 1981-86; assistant city manager, Dallas, TX, 1980-81; city manager, Lakewood, CO, 1978-80; city administrator, Liberty, MO, 1972-78; and assistant city manager, Olathe, KS, 1969-72.

James “Jay” Stegmaier, county administrator, Chesterfield, VA, 2007-16; deputy county administrator, Chesterfield, VA, 1997-2007; director of budget and management, Chesterfield, VA, 1986-97; and budget officer and analyst, Chesterfield, VA, 1979-86.


January 11, 2022

Peter J. Herlofsky Jr., city administrator, Farmington, MN, 2006-11; county administrator, Crow Wing County, 2000-06; county administrator, Calhoun County, MI, 1993-2000; county administrator, Champaign County, IL, 1990-92; county coordinator, Stearns County, MN, 1982-87; administrator, Rice County, MN, 1979-82; assistant city manager, Crystal, MN, 1975-79; administrative assistant, Fridley, MN, 1972-75; planning assistant, Fridley, 1970-72; and senior engineering aide, Fridley, 1968-70. He served as ICMA Regional Vice President, 2005-08.


December 21, 2021

D. Kent Leichliter, ICMA Senior Advisor, 2014-18; city administrator, Crestwood, MO, 1978-2002 and 1974-78; city manager, Auburn, AL, 1969-74; city administrator, Washington, MO, 1967-68; and administrative assistant, Gladstone, MO, 1965-67.


December 14, 2021

Robert “Bob” Kipp, city manager, Kansas City, MO, 1974-83; deputy city manager, Kansas City, 1973-74; assistant city manager, Kansas City, 1972-73, director of development, Kansas City, 1970-72; city manager, Fairborn, OH, 1963-70; city manager, Vandalia, OH, 1960-63; assistant city manager, Lawrence, KS, 1956-60; and planning director, Newton, KS, 1955-56. He served as ICMA President, 1977-78.


November 30, 2021

Karl R. Amylon, city manager, Ketchikan, AK, 1995–2021; city manager, Watertown, NY, 1983–94; acting city manager, Watertown, NY, 1982–83; and confidential assistant to the city manager, Watertown, NY, 1978–82.

Earl “Bud” Parmer, senior advisor, ICMA, 1998–2012; county manager, Gadsden, FL, 1989–93; city manager, Kissimmee, FL, 1973–79; and deputy city manager, Clearwater, FL, 1966–72.

Tyler Thompson, village administrator, Georgetown, OH, 2019–21; and management analyst, Largo, FL, 2013–19.


November 9, 2021

Ronald A. LaCouture, chief administrative officer, Aiken County, SC, 1973–74; chief operating officer, Tri-State Regional Public Policy and Planning Commission, MN, 1970-72; chief executive officer, Maplewood, MN, 1968-69; assistant chief executive officer, Richland, WA, 1966-68; public safety officer, Mackinac Island, MI, 1959-60; and police officer, Framingham, MA, 1957-58.

Joseph A. Strasser, assistant management improvement officer, Jacksonville, FL, 1989-96; financial management officer, Jacksonville, 1986-89; budget management officer, Jacksonville, 1980-86; budget and management officer, Jacksonville, 1974-80; budget officer, Jacksonville, 1968-74; budget officer, Dekalb County, GA, 1962-67; budget officer, Savannah, GA, 1960-62; research and budget analyst, Wichita, KS, 1959-60; and budget analyst, Wichita, 1958-59.

September 21, 2021

Vernon G. Hazen, ICMA Senior Advisor, 1997–2013; city manager, Cathedral City, CA, 1994–96; city manager, Oxnard, CA, 1990–93; general manager, Chula Vista San Diego Planning, CA, 1989–90; city manager, Escondido, CA, 1982–89; city manager, Mill Valley, CA, 1975–82; assistant city manager, Mountain View, CA, 1970–75; assistant to the city manager, Mountain View, CA 1968–70; administrative assistant, Mountain View, CA, 1963– 68; and administrative analyst, Contra Costa County, 1961–63.

Donald E. Taylor, interim police chief, Schertz, TX, 2011-12; city manager, Schertz, TX, 2005–11; city manager, Aransas Pass, TX, 2003–05; interim city manager, Universal City, TX 2000–02; city administrator, Dickinson, TX, 1992–2000; city manager, Tomball, TX, 1985–91; city manager, Wharton, TX, 1979–85; city manager, Stroud, OK, 1977-79; city manager, Mangum, OK, 1975-77; city administrator, Miami, OK, 1974-75; chief of detectives, Claremore, OK, 1970-72; executive director, Tri-County Office of EO, OK, 1966-70; and police officer, Claremore, OK, 1962–64.

Lauren M. Wasserman, city manager, Encinitas, CA, 1994–99; director of planning and land use, San Diego, CA, 1989–94; project coordinator, San Bernardino County, CA, 1989; city manager, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 1978-89; city administrator, Montclair, CA, 1970-78; assistant city manager, San Dimas, CA, 1968-70; administrative assistant, Lakewood, CA, 1965-68; and administrative intern, Long Beach, CA, 1963-64.

September 7, 2021

Stephen M. Feller, municipal manager, Mount Lebanon, PA, 2001–15; director of administration, Maryland Port Authority, MD, 1999–2001 and 1994–97; city administrator, Hagerstown, MD, 1987–94; assistant city manager, Mount Lebanon, PA, 1982–87; village administrator, Versailles, OH, 1981–82; administrative assistant, Elk Grove, IL, 1979–81; and administrative aide, Mount Lebanon, PA, 1978–79.

Bernard J. Murphy, interim city manager, Flagler Beach, FL, 2006–10; town manager, Ponce Inlet, FL, 2001–05; city manager, Staunton, VA, 1992–2000, city manager, Ormond Beach, FL, 1986–90; town manager, Acton, MA, 1984–86; city manager, Sanibel, FL, 1979–84; deputy city manager, Gainesville, FL, 1978-79; city manager, Auburn, ME, 1970-78; and assistant city manager, Auburn, ME, 1966–70.

Paul D. Sharon, ICMA Life Member, served as senior advisor, ICMA, 2003-13; senior advisor, ICMA Iraqi Local Government Association, 2007-08; town administrator, Hudson, NH, 1993–2003; town manager, Ashland, MA, 1990–93; town manager, North Andover, MA, 1986-89; village manager, Lombard, IL, 1979-84; city manager, South Haven, MI, 1976-79; village manager, Clarendon Hills, IL, 1973-76; public works director, La Grange, IL, 1970-73; engineer, La Grange, IL, 1967-70; solid waste engineer, Rochester, NY, 1965-67; and assistant engineer, Rochester, NY, 1964-65.

August 31, 2021

Jim C. Blagg, ICMA Life Member, served as ICMA Senior Advisor, 2015-16; assistant city manager/director of public safety, Southlake, TX, 2005–13; city manager, Abilene, TX, 1984–94; deputy city manager, Lubbock, TX, 1982–84; assistant city manager, Lubbock, 1976–82; city manager, Littlefield, TX, 1973–76; and administrative assistant, Amarillo, TX, 1971–73. He was an ICMA Regional Vice President, 1993–94.

Howard L. Chambers, ICMA Life Member, served as city manager, Lakewood, CA, 1976–17; executive assistant, Lakewood, 1973–76; assistant city manager, Rosemead, CA, 1972–73; administrative assistant, Rosemead, 1969–72; and administrative aide, 1968–69.

William B. Hornecity manager, Clearwater, FL, 2001–21; assistant city manager, Clearwater, 1999–2000; and general services support administrator, Clearwater, 1998–99.

Jessie W. Levine, county manager, Sullivan County, NH, 2014–17; town manager, Bedford, NH, 2012–14; assistant town manager, Hanover, NH, 2011–12; and town administrator, New London, NH, 2000–11.

Stephen (Jeff) Piechura, executive management advisor, Tucson, AZ, 2018–19; assistant fire chief, Sedona, AZ, 2016–18; fire chief, Stockton, CA, 2012–15; fire chief, Northwest Fire District, AZ, 1988–2012; fire captain, Northwest Fire District, AZ, 1984–88; and firefighter, Northwest Fire District, AZ, 1979–84.


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, TX, 2015-21; 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.  

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