Retirements

Congratulations to these ICMA members, who have recently retired from the profession.

Sep 29, 2020 | ARTICLE

September 29, 2020

Kathy Stoute, who has worked for Hanover County, NC, as assistant county manager, 2019-20; community justice services director, 2012-19; youth empowerment services director, 2009-12; and licensed clinical therapist supervisor, 2007-09.

 

September 22, 2020

Lydia Pettis-Patton, city manager, Portsmouth, VA, 2015-20; deputy city manager, Portsmouth, VA, 2002-08; director of parks and recreation, Portsmouth, VA, 1986-2002; and director of recreation, Petersburg, VA, 1983-86.

John Russo, city manager, Irvine, CA, 2018-20; city manager, Riverside, CA, 2015-18; city manager, Alameda, CA, 2011-15; and city attorney, Oakland, CA, 2000-11.

 

September 15, 2020

Rudolph Smith, city manager, Norcross, GA, 2009-20; administrative services director, Norcross, 2003-08; tax and license manager, Norcross, 2002-03; city advisor, Alapaha, GA, 1998-2002; city manager, Alapaha, 1990-98; city clerk, Alapaha, 1984-90; and grant administrator, Alapaha, 1982-84.

 

August 25, 2020

John Lobaito, village administrator, Mundelein, IL, 2005-20; director of economic development, Mundelein, IL, 2003-05; city administrator, McHenry, IL, 1997-2002; director of building and zoning, McHenry, IL, 1992-97; and deputy building commissioner, Mundelein, IL, 1985-1992.

 

August 18, 2020

Edward Driggers, city administrator, Greer, SC, 2000-20; city administrator, Chester, SC, 1996-2000; and council representative, Chester, SC, 1992-96.

Roger Reinke, assistant city manager, Naples, FL, 2008-20; chief of police, Marco Island, FL, 2001-08; and assistant chief of police, Milwaukee, WI, 1974-2001.

 

August 11, 2020

Margaret M. Silveira, city manager, Lakeport, CA, 2010-20; city manager, Gustine, CA, 2007-10; and director of housing and economic development, Riverbank, CA, 1998-2007.

 

August 4, 2020

Christine Myers, city administrator, Papillion, NE, 2017-20; assistant city administrator and personnel director, Papillion, 1998-2017; and city clerk and deputy treasurer, Papillion, 1993-98.

Steven Wylie, city manager, Webster Groves, MO, 2001-20; city manager, Safety Harbor, FL, 1996-2001; assistant county administrator, Citrus County, FL, 1988-96; assistant city manager, Homestead, FL, 1987-88; assistant to the city manager, Homestead, 1986-87; management and budget analyst, Lee County, FL, 1983-86; contract monitoring specialist, Pinellas, FL, 1983; and intern to village manager, Elk Grove, IL, 1981-82.

 

July 21, 2020

Peter Crichton, city manager, Auburn, ME, 2017-20; county manager, Cumberland County, ME, 1999-2017; assistant city administrator, Lewiston, ME, 1996-99; superintendent of administration, Lewiston, 1989-96; and economic community development, Mars Hill, ME, 1980-83.

Thomas Foley, county administrator, Stafford County, VA, 2017-20; county executive, Albemarle County, VA, 2011-17; assistant county executive, Albemarle County, 1999-2010; county administrator, Caroline County, VA, 1994-99; and county administrator, Cumberland County, VA, 1991-94.

 

July 14, 2020

Gary Halbert, city manager, Chula Vista, CA, 2014-20; assistant city manager, Chula Vista, 2010-14; planning director, Chula Vista, CA, 2008; director of development services, San Diego, CA, 2004-06; assistant director of development services, San Diego, 2003-04; chief deputy of the planning department, San Diego, 2001-03; deputy director of land development review, San Diego, 1995-2001; and deputy director, San Diego, 1994-95.

Cecil R. Harris Jr. is retiring after serving his entire local government career in Hanover County, VA. He served as county administrator, 2004-20; deputy county administrator, 1998-2004; assistant county administrator, 1993-98; director of finance and administration, 1991-93; director of finance, 1987-91; and assistant finance director, 1984-87.

 

July 7, 2020

Todd Gerhardt is retiring after serving his entire local government career in Chanhassen, MN. He was city manager and director of economic development, 2001-20; assistant city manager, 1989-2001; administrative assistant,1987-89; and planner, 1986-87.

Kevin Hugman, city manager, Duncanville, TX, 2015-20; assistant city manager, Wichita Falls, TX, 2010-15; director of human resources, Southlake, TX, 2002-09; director of parks, recreation, and communication services, Southlake, 1998-2002; community services manager, Southlake, 1997-98; assistant to the city manager, Southlake, 1994-97; and administrative intern, Southlake, 1993-94.

James Steff, executive director, Centre Region Council of Governments, PA, 1987-2020; director of administration, Centre Region Council of Governments, PA, 1984-87; assistant township manager, Lower Allen, PA, 1982-84; assistant township manager, Lower Allen, PA, 1981-82; and borough manager, Penbrook, PA, 1978-81.

 

June 23, 2020

Karen Brust, city manager, Encinitas, CA, 2015-20; city manager, San Juan Capistrano, CA, 2011-15; city manager, Del Mar, CA, 2007-11; director of finance, San Diego County Water Authority, CA, 1998-2007; director of finance, Gardena, CA, 1994-98; director of finance, South Gate, CA, 1991-94; deputy director of finance, New London, CT, 1989-91; and town treasurer, Wallingford, CT, 1987-89.

 

June 9, 2020

Katie E. Lichtig, chief operating officer and assistant city manager, Santa Monica, CA, 2017-20; city manager, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2010-17; assistant city manager, Beverly Hills, CA, 2006-10; city manager, Malibu, CA, 2002-06; and assistant to the city manager for management services, Santa Monica, CA, 1992-2001.

 

May 19, 2020

Winthro Block, city administrator, Clara City, MN, 2010-20; and city administrator, Rushford, MN, 2006-10.

James Hawks, city administrator, North Platte, NE, 2004-20; utility manager, North Platte, NE, 2003-04; and county surveyor, Lincoln County, NE, 1989-2003.

Tony Tomasello has spent his 24-year local government career in Gaithersburg, MD, as city manager, 2012-20; deputy city manager, 2010-12; assistant city manager, 2001-10; and economic development director, 1996-2001.

 

April 14, 2020

David J. Norman, city manager, Camarillo, CA, 2016-20; assistant city manager, Camarillo, 2015-16; director of community development, Camarillo, 2012-15; city manager, Port Hueneme, CA, 2006-12; city manager, Cypress, CA, 2005-06; city manager, Aliso Viejo, CA, 2002-05; assistant city manager, Aliso Viejo, 2002; assistant city administrator, Lompoc, CA, 2001; assistant to city administrator, Lompoc, 1998-2001; administrative assistant, Lompoc, 1995-98; development specialist, San Bernardino, CA, 1992-95; project manager, Morgan Hill, CA, 1991-92; property manager, Eureka, CA, 1990-91; and administrative assistant, Lubbock, TX, 1989-90.

 

March 17, 2020      

Paul Navazio, city manager, Woodland, CA, 2012-20; assistant city manager, Davis, CA, 2008-12; finance director, Davis, CA, 2004-08; budget manager, Berkely, CA, 1995-2004; and budget manager, Oakland, CA, 1992-98.

 

February 4, 2020

Ronald D. Scott, city manager, Danville, KY, 2012-20; associate executive director/director of insurance management and risk management, Kentucky League of Cities, KY, 1975-2001; management & budget analyst, Bowling Green, KY, 1975; and administrative intern, Bowling Green, KY, 1974.

 

January 21, 2020

Michael J. Robertson, city administrator, North Oaks, MN, 2013-19; city administrator, Prescott, WI, 2012; city administrator, Otsego, MN, 1998-2011; city administrator, Oak Park Heights, MN, 1994-97; city administrator, Isanti, MN, 1990-94; intern, Hastings, MN, 1989-90; planning intern, Stillwater, MN, 1989; water planning intern, Lesueur County, MN, 1988-89; planning intern, St. Paul, MN, 1981; and planning intern, Minneapolis, MN, 1980-81.

Gustavo Vina, city manager, Brentwood, CA, 2014-19; city manager, Encinitas, CA, 2011-14; city manager, Sacramento, CA, 2010-11; assistant city manager, Sacramento, 2006-10; director of finance, Sacramento, 2001-06; budget manager, Sacramento, 2000-01; and assistant finance director, Stockton, CA, 1989-2000.

 

January 7, 2020

Linda Cochrane is retiring from Edmonton, AB, Canada, where she served her entire local government career. She was city manager, 2016-19; general manager of community services, 2006-15; branch manager of community services, 1997-2006; director of Edmonton Valley Zoo, 1991-97; and director of Kinsmen Sports Center, 1986-91.

Christopher L. Foss, city manager, Dublin, CA, 2014-19; assistant city manager, Dublin, 2008-13; director of economic development, Dublin, 1999-2008; deputy city manager, Burbank, CA, 1997-99; economic development manager, Burbank, 1991-97; assistant to the city manager, Burbank, 1988-91; administrative analyst I/II, Burbank, 1986-88; administrative assistant, Burbank, 1985-86; administrative aid, Los Angeles County Office of Education, 1982-85; administrative intern, Garden Grove, CA, 1980-82; and administrative intern, Lompoc, CA, 1979.

Yvonne Garrett, city manager, La Mesa, CA, 2016-19; assistant city manager/director of community services, La Mesa, 2010-16; director of community services, La Mesa, 2000-10; and executive director, Alpine Community Center, CA, 1986-99.

John E. Haldeman, city administrator, Huxley, IA, 2004-19; city administrator, Anamosa, IA, 2001-04; director of community development, Burlington, IA, 1999-2001; city administrator, Anamosa, IA, 1990-99; and city administrator, Huxley, IA, 1985-90.

John K. Kaminski is retiring from Victoria, TX, where he served his entire local goverment career. He was assistant city manager, 2012-19; director of development services, 2008-12; director of planning, 1997-2008; and planner, 1988-97.

Daniel Rich, city manager, Mountain View, CA, 2011-19; city manager, Campbell, CA, 2005-11; assistant city manager, Belmont, CA, 2001-05; assistant to the city manager, Sunnyvale, CA, 1996-2001; and management analyst, Sunnyvale, CA, 1992-96.

 

November 19, 2019

Steven R. Hall, city manager, Olympia, WA, 2003-19; assistant city manager Olympia, 1990-2003; assistant to the city manager, Boulder, CO, 1988-90; management analyst, Boulder, 1986-88; and management intern, Kansas City, 1985-86.

 

November 12, 2019

J. Jeff Hancock, city administrator, Camdenton, MO, 2014-19; city manager, McCook, NE, 2011-14; city manager, Warrensburg, MO, 2002-11; city administrator, Bolivar, MO, 2000-02; city manager, Owasso, OK, 1998-2000; aviation manager, economic development, Kansas City, MO, 1997-98; assistant aviation director, Kansas City, 1994-97; assistant city manager, Kansas City, 1992-94; city manager, Warrensburg, MO, 1987-92; assistant city manager, Cape Girardeau, MO, 1982-87; city administrator, Lake Saint Louis, MO, 1979-81; city administrator, Camdenton, MO, 1976-79; and circuit city manager/Mark Twain region planner, Mark Twain Regional Planning, MO, 1975-76.

Mark Wollenweber, city manager, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, 2012-19; city administrator, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 2004-10; city manager, St. Clair Shores, MI, 1990-2004; city manager, Huntington Woods, 1978-90; assistant city manager, Plymouth, MI, 1976-78; and administrative assistant to mayor, Westland, MI, 1974-76.

 

November 5, 2019

James E. Baker, city manager, Chesapeake, VA, 2013-19; county manager, York County, SC, 2007-13; director of administration and chief of staff, St. Louis County, MO, 1990-2007; and attorney principal, St. Louis, MO, 1979-90.

 

October 22, 2019

Jon R. Ruiz, city manager, Eugene, OR, 2008-19; assistant city manager, Fresno, CA, 2004-08; public works director, Fresno, 2003-04; director of public works, Ogden, UT, 1995-2003; project and policy manager, Fort Collins, CO, 1994-95; streets supervisor, Fort Collins, 1989-93, and management assistant, Fort Collins, 1988-89.

 

October 15, 2019

Martin J. Corcoran, city manager, Maplewood, MO, 1983-2019; city administrator, Bridgeton, MO, 1978-83; and director of parks and recreation, Bridgeton, 1976-78.

Ronald LeBlanc, city manager, Durango, CO, 2008-19; city administrator, Ketchum, ID, 2002-07; town manager, Groton, CT, 1992-2002; city manager, Olathe, KS, 1989-92; city manager, Springfield, OR, 1986-89; deputy city manager, Arvada, CO, 1983-86; assistant to the city manager, Arvada, 1980-83; administrative intern, Arvada, 1979-80; and intern, Longmont, CO, 1979.

 

September 24, 2019

Chris A. Yonker, city manager, Ithaca, MI, 2015-19; city administrator, East Jordan, MI, 2012-14; city manager, Wayland, MI, 2009-11; city manager, Fremont, MI, 1993-2008; commercial development coordinator/capital budget officer, Evanston, IL, 1985-93; commercial development planner, Evanston, IL, 1984-85; assistant executive director, Kaysinger Basin RPC, MO, 1983-84; and growth management planner, Kaysinger Basin RPC, MO, 1980-83.

 

September 17, 2019

Andrew M. Barton, city manager, Mesquite, NV, 2012-19; town administrator, New Castle, CO, 2008-12; city manager, Fernandina Beach, FL, 1999-2001; assistant to the city manager, Kirkland, WA, 1988-99; staff assistant, Kirkland, 1986-87; and tax officer, Bellevue, WA, 1983-85.

Joyce M. Stille, town administrator, Bolton, CT, 1995-2019; and park supervisor, Bolton, 1988-95.

 

September 3, 2019 

Frank Lancastertown administrator, Estes Park, CO, 2012-19; county manager, Larimer County, CO, 1994-2012; director of natural resources, Larimer County, CO, 1983-94; county forester, Larimer County, CO, 1982-83; and arborist, Cheyenne, WY, 1979-81.

 

August 20, 2019 

Frederick A. Wilson, city manager, Huntington Beach, CA, 2008-19; city manager, San Bernardino, CA, 1997-2008; assistant city administrator, San Bernardino, 1990-97; assistant to city administrator, San Bernardino, 1987-90; administrative assistant II, Chino, CA, 1986-87; and administrative assistant, Simi Valley, 1983-86.

 

August 6, 2019 

Christopher W. Chinault, town manager, Indialantic, FL, 2000-19; county administrator, Flagler County, FL, 1995-99; county administrator, Okeechobee County, FL, 1993-94; county administrator, Citrus County, FL, 1987-91; county administrator, Charles County, MD, 1977-86; and government services coordinator, Charles County, MD, 1974-77.

Charles S. Ozaki, city/county manager, Broomfield, CO, 2011-19; deputy city/county manager, Broomfield, CO, 1982-2011; circuit rider city manager, Debeque & Collbran, CO, 1981-82; circuit rider city manager, Norwood & Nucla, CO, 1979-80; assistant to the city manager, Westminster, CO, 1979; personnel officer, Westminster, 1977-79; and management intern, Westminster, 1976-77.

James J. White, town manager, Grand Lake, CO, 2015-19; town manager, Minturn, CO, 2009-14; town administrator, Berthoud, CO, 2001-09; and city administrator, Idaho Springs, CO, 1995-98.

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