I am extremely proud to be able to serve the needs of this historically rich and diverse community since August 2010. I am particularly proud that I was able to be a part of the team that won the All America City Award for this truly deserving City! It was the highlight of my professional career and frankly left me a little wet-eyed during the presentation from our incredible contingent of volunteers.
For more information, click on the following link to see a summary of the City's winning presentation (as well as the other Cities that won) http://www.allamericacityaward.com/2014-all-america-cities-summaries/. One thing that has become very clear to me is that City residents have much to be proud of with an engaged Mayor and City Council, high quality public services and a wonderful Civic Center that welcomes all!
Please explore these web pages on the City's new site. We hope you will find them packed with useful information about our community. Our Facebook site is a dynamic location to learn what is going on, what we are thinking and an opportunity for you to comment on many matters.
As public servants, we are always mindful that we are here to serve you. We take that charge very seriously.
To learn more about the city manager's role in government, click here to see a video produced by the International City/County Management Association. You may also be interested in the ethical rules that govern the City Management profession. Below are two documents that you may wish to review; ICMA Code of Ethics and the role of City Managers in elections.
Also feel free to call me at the office any time or just stop us on the street. We are the ones being led by the enormous Golden Retriever on his way to the new Independence Community Dog Park or just the River for a dip.