Career Achievement Award

The Career Achievement Award was established in 2000 and is intended to recognize those professional local government managers and administrators who are retiring from the profession.

Award Recipients
YearNameLocal Government
2019John DeardoffCity of Hutchinson
2019Gary MeagherReno County
2019Bob MyersCity of Newton
2019Merl PageCity of Wamego
2019Cherise TiebenCity of Dodge City
2019Eric WadeCity of Lenexa
2019Jay WielandCity of Paola
2018Tom MarkusCity of Lawrence
2018Ray HummertKU
2018Craig WeinaugDouglas County
2018Meryl DyeCity of Hutchinson
2018Randall OliverCity of Cheney
2018John SweetCity of Lyons
2017Cathy HoldemanCity of Wichita
2017Howard PartingtonCity of Great Bend
2017Jaclyn ReimerSedgwick
2016Herb LlewellynCity of El Dorado
2016Warren PorterCity of Winfield
2016Randy RiggsCity of Newton
2015Phil LammersCity of Merriam
2014Bill BuchananSedgwick County
2013Bob EvansUnified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK
2012Mac ManningCity of Peabody
2012Carolyn ArmstrongCity of Colby
2011No nominations
2010No nominations
2009Paul SasseCity of Independence
2008Mike PressJohnson County
2008Bob HalloranCity of Garden City
2007Barbara VernonCity of Prairie Village
2007Jim HeinickeCity of Newton
2006Curtis FreelandCity of Arkansas City
2005Richard GarofanoCity of Olathe
2005Carol BloodworthCity of Maize
2004Joe PalaciozCity of Hutchinson
2004Alan MorrisMiami County
2003David WatkinsCity of Lenexa

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