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10 Community Heroes Selected


With descriptions like "a bridge between hallway complaints and action in city council," and "takes care of those who can't take care of themselves," selecting 10 Community Heroes from among the dozens of submissions was a challenge.

ICMA launched Community Heroes with support from ICMA-RC last year to highlight those staff members who work with professional city, town, and county managers to improve the quality of life in our communities. In November, managers sent in descriptions of their star performers—from public works to parks and rec and everything in between. In one case, a city manager was nominated by his county.

In our book all of the nominees are heroes and their stories will be featured on the Life, Well Run website over the coming months. These 10 winners will be profiled with a video story and featured as part of our outreach initiatives honoring those who dedicate their lives to public service. Thanks to the managers who shared their Community Hero stories.

Franklin Bassett

Franklin Bassett

Center for Nursing & Rehab

Livingston County, NY

Josh Copley

Josh Copley

City Manager

Flagstaff, AZ

Chuy Estrada

Chuy Estrada

Public Works

Sierra Vista, AZ

Ellen Francis

Ellen Francis

Public Works

Nacogdoches, TX

Kim Garner-Rodgers

Kim Garner-Rodgers

Public Works

Nacogdoches, TX

Dr. Lisa Morris-Hibbler

Dr. Lisa Morris-Hibbler

Youth Development

Las Vegas, NV

Rick Perez

Rick Perez

Police Department

Glenn Ellyn, ILL

Bruce Price

Bruce Price

Veterans’ Services

Sherburne County, MN

Matt Reedy

Matt Reedy

Athletics & Recreation

Oak Ridge, TN

Sally Sullivan

Sally Sullivan

Police Department

Indian Harbour Beach, FL

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Jurisdictions

County of Sherburne, MN

City of Nacogdoches, TX

County of Livingston, NY

City of Indian Harbour Beach, FL

City of Oak Ridge, TN

Village of Glen Ellyn, IL

City of Las Vegas, NV

ICMA-RC; Washington, DC

City of Flagstaff, AZ

City of Sierra Vista, AZ