In Remembrance

It is with sadness that we report the loss of these ICMA members.

Sep 15, 2020 | ARTICLE

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.